Kimberly’s June Recommendation

Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin

“This is a powerful novel that is still making me think about my own relationship with my mother and with the kind of relationships I am building with my children.  After an elderly mother disappears in a a Seoul, Korea subway station her children and husband set out to find her.  Their stories, however, concern more than their present predicament. Memory, perspectives on those memories, and the emotions each character feels are exposed beautifully.  The backdrop of modern Korean culture also enriches the reading experience.”

Read about it or request it from the library catalog!

3 Similar Reads (Fiction)

1) Three Sisters by Feiyu Bi (Access to library catalog here)

2) Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung (Access to library catalog here)

3) The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards (Access to library catalog here)

3 Similar Reads (Nonfiction)

1) Cancer is a Bitch, or, I’d Rather Be Having a Midlife Crisis by Gail Konop Baker (Access to library catalog here)

2) Message From An Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love by Xue Xinran (Access to library catalog here)

3) My Korean Deli by Ben Ryder Howe (Access to library catalog here)

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