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The calligrapher"s daughter a novel by Eugenia Kim

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Published by Henry Holt and Co. in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Korea -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementEugenia Kim.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3611.I453 C35 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22665940M
ISBN 100805089128
ISBN 109780805089127
LC Control Number2008046306

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Visit Eugenia Kim's new website for more information on The Calligrapher's Daughter. and her new book, The Kinship of Secrets. Visit A sweeping debut novel, inspired by the life of the author’s mother, about a young woman who dares to fight for a brighter future in occupied Korea.   The Calligrapher's Daughter is a richly drawn novel about a nation torn between ancient customs and modern possibilities, and is a "vivid, heartfelt portrait of faith, love and life for one family during a pivotal time in history" (Bookpage)/5().   A Washington Post Best Book of the Year Winner of the Borders Original Voices Award In early-twentieth-century Korea, Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, longs to choose her own destiny. But her country is in tumult under Japan's harsh occupation, and her family's traditions, entitlements, and wealth : Holt, Henry & Company, Inc. Buy The Calligrapher's Daughter by Kim, Eugenia from Amazon's Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. The Calligrapher's Daughter: : Kim, Eugenia: BooksReviews:

Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, longs to choose her own destiny. Smart and headstrong, she is encouraged by her mother-but her stern father is determined to maintain tradition, especially as the Japanese steadily gain control of his beloved he seeks to marry fourteen-year-old Najin into an aristocratic family, her mother defies generations of . The information about The Calligrapher's Daughter shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book . The Calligrapher’s Daughter. likes 1 talking about this. A sweeping debut novel, inspired by the life of the author’s mother, about a young woman who dares to Followers: Despite the Korean Confucian standard of male supremacy during that era, many of the women in The Calligrapher’s Daughter managed to find meaning and fulfillment in their lives. How did Najin’s mother, her mother-in-law and her two sisters-in-law (Unsook and Meeja) find strength to make personal choices within the confines of their roles?

  The Calligrapher’s Daughter sounds fascinating. I love to read a novel that gives me eyes into a piece of history I know little about. Thank you for your review. I don’t like reading depressing books that leave me with a I-want-to-slit-my-wrists feeling like Tess of the d’urbervilles. Thank you for a good book suggestion!! Like Like. “Fans of Lisa See’s or Amy Tan’s novels should eagerly embrace Najin, and The Calligrapher’s Daughter bids fair to become a staple of book clubs. While the story is Najin’s, its true subject is Korea’s occupation by Japan.”. Buy The Calligrapher's Daughter by Kim, Eugenia from Amazon's Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. The Calligrapher's Daughter: : Kim, Eugenia: Books. Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, longs to choose her own destiny. Smart and headstrong, she is encouraged by her mother-but her stern father is .