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Still Life With Rice: A Young American Woman Discovers the Life and Legacy of Her Korean Grandmother by Helie Lee [in What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature]

Still Life with RiceA young Korean American woman, trying to come to terms with her strong ethnic heritage, travels to Korea for the first time. There she discovers her grandmother’s legacy of survival, through the brutal Japanese occupation of Korea, to life in China, through the Korean War to post-war depression, and finally immigration to the U.S. A remarkable first work, more so because the story is true.

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

Readers: Young Adult, Adult

Published: 1996


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