Forgotten Country

Forgotten Country

Book - 2012
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Learning on the night of her sister's birth that a daughter has been lost in every generation of her Korean family, Janie assumes a protective role over her sister while learning more cautionary stories from her optimistic father and mythology-minded mother.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books / Penguin Group (USA), c2012.
ISBN: 9781594488085
1594488088
Characteristics: 296 p. ;,22 cm.

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Jun 12, 2017

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miaone
Oct 22, 2014

I wanted to like this book, but no matter how I tried I couldn't identify with any of the characters. Too much self-absorbtion on the parts of the father and both daughters, I finally decided. And so many of the characters (the father's older sister, for example) were 2 dimensional and completely unaware of how they might affect others. And her sons were barely even one-dimensional.
It could've been so very much better than it is.
By contrast I would recommend The Interpreter by Suki Kim.

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cmlnetatshawdotca
Jun 09, 2013

Highly recommended.Great story of an immigrant family struggling with memories and relationship. Most memorable and its readers will benefit from the life of this book's characters

mrsgail5756 Oct 03, 2012

A very good read. I enjoyed this book I would recommend this book for all to read.

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jonahchristensen
Jun 27, 2012

Was an easy read but didn't feel it answered the questions the protagonist was searching for. Kind of left you hanging and wondering.

mulberrystreet Apr 29, 2012

This wasn't really what I was expecting. It was an easy read and well written, but not the most exciting book.

cwaite Apr 27, 2012

The book hit a bit close to home as the main character and I have a few things in common, but I couldn't get to like the main character at all. I couldn't understand her motives or appreciate what she thought she was doing for the good of her family...

debwalker Mar 09, 2012

Haunting stories of loss and disappearance through generations of a Korean-American family.

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