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    SPRING NEW RELEASES: 100 BOOKS HITTING SHELVES MARCH–MAY 2020

    U.S.A.
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    February 11, 2020
    Just as the flowers bloom each spring, exciting new books blossom on the shelves. If you love to keep up with the buzziest new releases, you may already have a list of books you’re excited to read this spring. Get ready for your TBR to double in size, because this list of 2020 spring new releases...
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    Book reviews: Life begins again at 79 in hyper-sweet uplit debut

    U.K.
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    February 9, 2020
    Couples in South Korea have reportedly broken up over this international bestseller, which has sent a galvanising jolt through a society still very much determined by the patriarchy.
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    Books of the month: From Marian Keyes’s ‘Grown Ups’ to Anne Enright’s ‘The Actress’

    U.K.
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    February 2, 2020
    Family traumas and secrets are a source of constant inspiration for novelists and February’s fiction includes new novels from Anne Enrig ht, Marian Keyes , Hannah Rothschild and Cho Nam-Joo all featuring fractured, unhappy households.
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    Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 review – South Korean #MeToo bestseller

    U.K.
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    February 19, 2020
    This Korean bestseller chronicles the everyday struggle of women against endemic sexism. Its provocative power springs from the same source as its total, crushing banality: in telling the story of Kim Jiyoung – whose name is the Korean equivalent of “Jane Doe” – Cho Nam-joo’s third novel has been...
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    WORLD FICTION

    U.K.
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    13 March 2020
    Written in just two months by South Korean TV scriptwriter Cho Nam-Joo, this has sold more than a million copies worldwide and bears all the hallmarks of a lived experience, as it tells the all-too-familiar tale of a smart woman being slowly crushed by constant, inescapable sexism.(..)
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    Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo review — a howl of anger disguised as a novel

    U.K.
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    February 16 2020
    The publicity material for Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 variously describes it as Cho Nam-Joo’s third novel, the catalyst for a feminist movement, and “the biggest book ever to have emerged from South Korea”
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    South Korean author Cho Nam-joo: ‘My book is braver than I am

    U.K.
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    February 15, 2020
    Cho Nam-joo, 41, is a former television scriptwriter whose novel Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 became a hotly debated bestseller in South Korea when it was published in 2016, coinciding with the country’s #MeToo movement .
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    Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

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    2020
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    A fierce international bestseller that launched Korea’s new feminist movement, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 follows one woman’s psychic deterioration in the face of rigid misogyny. Truly, flawlessly,...
  • Asia Literary Review : Winter 2017

    China
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    2017
    / Literature - Periodicals
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    The Great Soul of Siberia by Sooyong Park

    9 January 2016

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