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  • 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,...
  • The Boy Who Escaped ParadiseJ. M. Lee

    An astonishing story of the mysteries dividing truth and deception that follows the odyssey of Ahn Gil­mo, a young autistic math genius, as he escapes from the most isolated country in the world and searches for the only family he has left. An unidentified body is discovered in New York City, with...
  • Everything Belongs to UsYoojin Grace Wuertz

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    2017
    Two young women of vastly different means each struggle to find her own way during the darkest hours of South Korea's "economic miracle" in a striking debut novel for readers of Anthony Marra and Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie. Seoul, 1978. At South Korea's top university, the nation's best and...
  • Meeting with My BrotherYi Mun-Yol

    Yi Mun-yol's Meeting with My Brother is a sobering yet hopeful depiction of the volatile relationship between the divided Koreas. Yi, the narrator, is a South Korean university professor searching for his father, who defected to the North at the outbreak of war. Instead he finds his half-brother,...
  • Familiar ThingsHwang Sok-yong

    Seoul. On the outskirts of South Korea's glittering metropolis is a place few people know about: a vast landfill site called Flower Island. Home to those driven from the city by poverty, is it here that 14-year-old Bugeye and his mother arrive, following his father's internment in a government 're-...
  • Drifting HouseKrys Lee

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    2012
    An unflinching portrayal of the Korean immigrant experience from an extraordinary new talent in fiction. Spanning Korea and the United States, from the postwar era to contemporary times, Krys Lee's stunning fiction debut, Drifting House, illuminates a people torn between the traumas of their...
  • Free Food for MillionairesMin Jin Lee

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    2007
    NPR Fresh Air Top Ten Books of the Year USA Today Top Ten Books of the Year The Times (London) Top Ten Books of the Year The nationally bestselling, "ambitious and compulsively readable" (San Francisco Chronicle) American story of class, society and identity. The daughter of Korean immigrants,...

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