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    New & Noteworthy, From a Korean Thriller to John Maynard Keynes

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    THE LAW OF LINES, by Hye-young Pyun. Translated by Sora Kim-Russell. (Arcade, $24.99.) Pyun’s simmering thriller, translated from the Korean, follows two young women grieving the loss of heavily indebted relatives: Se-oh’s father in a gas explosion, Ki-jeong’s half sister in a drowning. Both women...
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    In This Korean Best Seller, a Young Mother Is Driven to Psychosis

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    I hated reading “Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982,” the debut novel by Cho Nam-Joo, which is the opposite of saying that I hated the book itself. The story of a young stay-at-home mother driven to a psychotic break, it laid bare my own Korean childhood — and, let’s face it, my Western adulthood too — forcing...
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    The Heroine of This Korean Best Seller Is Extremely Ordinary. That’s the Point.

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    Kim Jiyoung, the exceptionally average protagonist of Cho Nam-Joo’s novel, is 33, living on the outskirts of Seoul with her husband and infant daughter. She is exhausted by the monotony of cooking, cleaning and child-rearing, and vaguely resentful that she gave up her job at a marketing agency.
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    An Illustrated Guide to Spring’s Essential Reads

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    When she suddenly starts speaking like other women — her mother, an old friend — Kim Jiyoung, a typical 33-year-old woman living in Seoul, South Korea, is sent to therapy by her husband. (..)
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    Breaking My Own Silence

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    Mom, Maman, Mamá: 13 Stories of Motherhood From Around the World

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    For Mother’s Day, consider these globe-spanning stories of motherhood, from the United States to Haiti, Canada to China, and more. If you’ve lost a mother PLEASE LOOK AFTER MOM by Kyung-sook Shin It’s not immediately clear what happened to the mother in this novel, translated from the original...
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    9 New Books We Recommend This Week

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    Much of Yoon’s arresting debut memorializes the Korean “comfort women” who were forced into prostitution during World War II; it draws considerable power from the testimonies of actual survivors. “The book fixes attention on the conditions these women faced — injected with the arsenic compound...
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    South Korean Novelist Apologizes in Wake of Plagiarism Accusation

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    Jun 23, 2015
    Introductions of Novelist Kyung-sook Shin and her Book : <Please Look After Mom 엄마를 부탁해>
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    A Woman Goes Missing in Seoul

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    A Book Review : <Please Look After Mom 엄마를 부탁해> By Kyung-sook Shin - The New York Times

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