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The Color of Earth and The Color of Water by Kim Dong Hwa, translated by Lauren Na [in Bloomsbury Review]

Color of Earth and Color of Water

The first two books in a trilogy by manhwa (Korean graphic novel) master Kim introduce English readers to two generations of strong women – a beautiful widowed mother and her blossoming teenage daughter – intimately sharing their lives in early-20th century Korea.

While the mother, who runs the local village tavern, finally finds new love with a handsome traveling salesman, daughter Ewha discovers first love – although true love only comes with lucky #3. Their dual story is told through intricate, exquisite panels. Keep an eye out for The Color of Heavenwhich debuts September.

Review: “In Celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: New & Notable Books,” The Bloomsbury Review, May/June 2009

Readers: Adult

Published: 2009


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