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The Lucky Gourd Shop

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When an American mother's three adopted children reach their teens, they grow curious about their Korean heritage. A much-anticipated letter from Korea fails to satisfy them but sparks memories in the eldest. So begins the heartbreaking and inspiring tale of their birth mother's life as their adoptive mother imagines it.

Abandoned as a baby and then again and again, Mi Sook is raised in a Korean coffee shop by its string of owner-mothers. She grows to adulthood fiercely independent and eventually comes to manage the shop. But her marriage to Kun Soo, with whom she has three children, begins a series of events that ultimately wrench her babies from her arms. Deceived by Kun Soo and his well-intentioned mother, and unsupported by a rigidly Confucian culture, Mi Sook emerges as a tragic and heroic figure who embodies the rich complexities of a nation — and of the heart.

Synopsis:

Joanna Scott's "smart, sensitive book about independence, identity and survival"--"The New York Times Book Review, " tells the haunting tale of three fatherless Korean children--and the mother who gave them away.

About the Author

Born in London and raised in Australia, Joanna Catherine Scott moved to the United States in 1976. She is a novelist, poet, and author of a work of oral history, Indochina's Refugees. Her novel The Lucky Gourd Shop was a BookSense 76 Selection, and was nominated for BookSense's Best Book of the Year Award. While living in the Philippines, Scott and her husband adopted three Korean orphans. She lives in North Carolina and is currently at work on a new novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743437356
Author:
Scott, Joanna Catherine
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Refugees
Subject:
Parent and child
Subject:
Korea
Subject:
Adopted children
Subject:
Intercountry adoption
Subject:
Abandoned children
Subject:
Korean Americans
Subject:
Korean War, 1950-195
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
ERDC/CRREL TR-01-12
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in 8.4 oz

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