This Burns My Heart

This Burns My Heart

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Caught between tradition and modernity in 1960s South Korea, a woman in an unhappy marriage struggles to give her daughter a good life.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011
ISBN: 9781439199619
1439199612
Branch Call Number: FICTION PARK...S
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 25 cm

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Aug 27, 2011

Very tedious, and I just couldn't get into it.

debwalker Jul 19, 2011

"In South Korea in 1960, Soo-Ja Choi is a beautiful young woman from a well-to-do family. As the country is struggling to recover from a divisive war and tries to enter the modern world, Soo-Ja is exploring her options as a young adult. When her father does not allow her to accept a position studying to be a diplomat, he destroys her dreams. Over the next 15 years, she struggles with her life decisions, her new family, and a love she gave up before she understood the permanence of choice. A compulsive read, the novel is based on the life of Park's mother." --Terry Gilman, Mysterious Galaxy Books, San Diego, Calif.

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May 28, 2014

When I was younger, I thought there was only room for one person at a time in your heart. And each time you met someone new, you evicted the one who was there before. But now I realize there are multiple rooms, and your old love doesn't leave. It sits there, waiting.

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