Free E-books for members of the Library

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  • 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,...
  • The MartyredRICHARD E. KIM

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    2011
    "Written in a mood of total austerity; and yet the passion of the book is perpetually beating up against its seemingly barren surface...I am deeply moved." -Philip Roth During the early weeks of the Korean War, Captain Lee, a young South Korean officer, is ordered to investigate the kidnapping and...
  • PachinkoMin Jin Lee

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    2017
    November 21, 2016 Lee’s ( Free Food for Millionaires ) latest novel is a sprawling and immersive historical work that tells the tale of one Korean family’s search for belonging, exploring questions of history, legacy, and identity across four generations. In the Japanese-occupied Korea of the 1910s...
  • The AccusationBandi

    In 1989, a North Korean dissident writer, known to us only by the pseudonym Bandi, began to write a series of stories about life under Kim Il-sung's totalitarian regime. Smuggled out of North Korea and set for publication around the world in 2017, The Accusation provides a unique and shocking...
  • The Things You Can See Only When You Slow DownHaemin sunim

    As heard on NPR's All Things Considered — A multimillion-copy bestselling book of spiritual wisdom about the importance of slowing down in our fast-paced world "Is it the world that's busy, or is it my mind?" The world moves fast, but that doesn't mean we have to. In this bestselling mindfulness...
  • RecitationSuah Bae

    The meeting between a group of emigrants and a mysterious, wandering actress in an empty train station sets the stage for Bae Suah's fragmentary yet lyrical meditation on language, travel, and memory. As the actress recounts the fascinating story of her stateless existence, an unreliable narrator...
  • Romantic Tales from Old Korea

    There are not many old Korean love tales, but everyone knows the story of Chunhyang.In 1892, the first Korean to visit Paris, Hong Jong-u, helped publish a French version of the story of Chunhyang.Titled "Fragrant Springtime" (the meaning of "Chunhyang"), it is the first Korean story ever published...
  • Unter dem Odong-baum, Koreanische Sagen und Märchen

    The Digital Library of Korean Classics is a project undertaken by Literature Translation Institute of Korea (LTI Korea) to digitalize selected translated titles of Korean classics published in the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first century. LTI Korea is an affiliate of the Ministry of...
  • ​Songgang kasa: a shijo poet at the court of King SonjoChong Ch΄ol

    The Digital Library of Korean Classics is a project undertaken by Literature Translation Institute of Korea (LTI Korea) to digitalize selected translated titles of Korean classics published in the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first century. LTI Korea is an affiliate of the Ministry of...

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