By Catherine Chung
(Riverhead Books, Paperback, 9781594486524, 304pp.)
Publication Date: March 5, 2013
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A Bookpage Best Books of 2012 pick
"A richly emotional portrait of a family that had me spellbound from page one."--Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of "Wild"
The night before Janie's sister, Hannah, is born, her grandmother tells her a story: Since the Japanese occupation of Korea, their family has lost a daughter in every generation, and Janie is told to keep Hannah safe. Years later, when Hannah inexplicably cuts all ties and disappears, Janie goes to find her. Thus begins a journey that will force her to confront her family's painful silence, the truth behind her parents' sudden move to America twenty years earlier, and her own conflicted feelings toward Hannah.