E-books

The Library provides information on where to purchase e-books of Korean literature. In addition, you can find free e-books in the Library's digital collection

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  • Everything AsianSung J. Woo

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    2010
    You're twelve years old. A month has passed since your Korean Air flight landed at lovely Newark Airport. Your fifteen-year-old sister is miserable. Your mother isn't exactly happy, either. You're seeing your father for the first time in five years, and although he's nice enough, he might be, well...
  • Long for This WorldSonya Chung

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    2010
    Pushcart Prize nominee Sonya Chung has displayed her stunning talent in her award-winning short fiction and essays. Now, she renders the compelling story of a troubled family straddling cultures, fleeing and searching, in her piercing and profoundly humane first novel. In 1953, on a small island in...
  • Secondhand WorldKatherine Min

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    2008
    Isadora Myung Hee Sohn--Isa--has just spent ninety-five days in a pediatric burn unit in Albany, New York, recovering from the fire that burned her house and killed her parents. Moving back in time, Secondhand World casts a devastating spell, revealing the circumstances that led to the fire...
  • Snow HuntersPaul Yoon

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    2013
    Winner of the Young Lions Fiction Award, Snow Hunters is "a subtle, elegant, poignant read" (Oprah.com), featuring a Korean War refugee who emigrates to Brazil to become a tailor's apprentice and confronts the wreckage of his past. "Exquisitely enigmatic...a small but radiant star in the current...
  • Somebody's DaughterMarie Myung-Ok Lee

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    2005
    A "heartwarming and heartbreaking"* story of a Korean American girl's search for her roots Somebody's Daughter is the story of nineteen-year-old Sarah Thorson, who was adopted as a baby by a Lutheran couple in the Midwest. After dropping out of college, she decides to study in Korea and becomes...
  • The SurrenderedChang-Rae Lee

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    2010
    Read an essay by Chang-rae Lee here. The bestselling, award-winning writer of Native Speaker, A Gesture Life, and Aloft returns with his biggest, most ambitious novel yet: a spellbinding story of how love and war echo through an entire lifetime. With his three critically acclaimed novels, Chang-rae...
  • This Burns My HeartSamuel Park

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    2011
    In this compelling love story set in postwar Korea in the 1960s, an unhappily married woman struggles to give her daughter a good life and to find love in a society caught between ancient tradition and change. Beautiful and ambitious, Soo-Ja Choi attempts to find happiness in a land where wives...
  • Re JanePatricia Park

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    2015
    "Re Jane is snappy and memorable, with its clever narrator and insights on clashing cultures."—Entertainment Weekly For Jane Re, half-Korean, half-American orphan, Flushing, Queens, is the place she's been trying to escape from her whole life. Sardonic yet vulnerable, Jane toils, unappreciated, in...
  • Escaping North Korea: Defiance and Hope in the World's Most Repressive CountryMike Kim

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    2008
    The first of its kind, this book provides a unique inside look into the hidden world of ordinary North Koreans. Mike Kim, who worked with refugees on the Chinese border for four years, recounts their experiences of enduring famine, sex-trafficking, and torture, as well as the inspirational stories...
  • Without You, There Is No Us [Audio Book]Suki Kim

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    2014
    A haunting account of teaching English to the sons of North Korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North Korea: Without you, there is no motherland. Without you...
  • Modern Korea: All That MattersAndrew Salmon/Sam Richardson

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    2014
    In no nation on earth has history accelerated with such speed as in Korea. A medieval dynasty at the end of the 19th century, it underwent a traumatic colonization, then, in its hour of liberation was divided by the great powers at the end of World War II. Devastated by a fratricidal war, the...
  • In Order to LiveYeonmi Park

    Yeonmi Park has told the harrowing story of her escape from North Korea as a child many times, but never before has she revealed the most intimate and devastating details of the repressive society she was raised in and the enormous price she paid to escape. Park's family was loving and close-knit,...

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