Lucky Gourd Shop by JOANNA CATHERINE SCOTT
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Lucky Gourd Shop
By JOANNA CATHERINE SCOTT

Lucky Gourd Shop

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Lucky Gourd Shop by JOANNA CATHERINE SCOTT

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When an American mother's three adopted children reach their teens, they grow curious about their Korean heritage. A much-anticipated letter from Korea fails to satisfy them but sparks memories in the eldest. So begins the heartbreaking and inspiring tale of their birth mother's life as their adoptive mother imagines it. Abandoned as a baby and then again and again, Mi Sook is raised in a Korean coffee shop by its string of owner-mothers. She grows to adulthood fiercely independent and eventually comes to manage the shop. But her marriage to Kun Soo, with whom she has three children, begins a series of events that ultimately wrench her babies from her arms. Deceived by Kun Soo and his well-intentioned mother, and unsupported by a rigidly Confucian culture, Mi Sook emerges as a tragic and heroic figure who embodies the rich complexities of a nation -- and of the heart.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780743437356
ISBN-10: 0743437357
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x 17mm)
Pages: 316
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 26-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - JOANNA CATHERINE SCOTT

Born in London and raised in Australia, Joanna Catherine Scott moved to the United States in 1976. She is a novelist, poet, and author of a work of oral history, Indochina's Refugees. Her novel The Lucky Gourd Shop was a BookSense 76 Selection, and was nominated for BookSense's Best Book of the Year Award. While living in the Philippines, Scott and her husband adopted three Korean orphans. She lives in North Carolina and is currently at work on a new novel.

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