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Quiet Odyssey: A Pioneer Woman in America by Mary Paik Lee, edited by Sucheng Lee [in What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature]

Quiet OdysseyThe memoir a one of the earliest Korean American pioneers, who left her native country for America at age 5 in 1905. Through a near century of change, Lee narrates the story of her life, from her early days in Korea, to her childhood as the daughter of immigrant laborers, to her adulthood as wife and mother, farmer, produce merchant, apartment manager, and Korean Independence supporter. Mary Paik Lee tells her own story, in her own words with detailed insight and outspoken honesty.

Review: “Asian American Titles,” What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature, Gale Research, 1997

Readers: Young Adult, Adult

Published: 1990


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