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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Riverhead Books
Publication date March 5, 2013
Pages 292
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781594486524
ISBN-10 1594486522
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Honorable Mention for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction
A Booklist Top 10 First Novels of 2012 pick
A Bookpage Best Books of 2012 pick

A San Francisco Chronicle Best Books of 2012 pick

"A richly emotional portrait of a family that had me spellbound from page one."--Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of Wild


The night before Janie's sister, Hannah, is born, her grandmother tells her a story: Since the Japanese occupation of Korea, their family has lost a daughter in every generation, and Janie is told to keep Hannah safe. Years later, when Hannah inexplicably cuts all ties and disappears, Janie goes to find her. Thus begins a journey that will force her to confront her family's painful silence, the truth behind her parents' sudden move to America twenty years earlier, and her own conflicted feelings toward Hannah.


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Hardcover
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from Riverhead Books (March 1, 2012)
9781594488085 | details & prices | 296 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $26.95
About: *Honorable Mention for the PEN/Hemingway Award* * Best Book of 2012 by Booklist, Bookpage, San Francisco Chronicle* On the night Janie waits for her sister, Hannah, to be born, her grandmother tells her a story: Since the Japanese occupation of Korea, their family has lost a daughter in every generation, so Janie is charged with keeping Hannah safe.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Riverhead Books (March 5, 2013)
9781594486524 | details & prices | 292 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Honorable Mention for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut FictionA Booklist Top 10 First Novels of 2012 pick A Bookpage Best Books of 2012 pick A San Francisco Chronicle Best Books of 2012 pick "A richly emotional portrait of a family that had me spellbound from page one.
Library
Book cover for 9781611734775
 
Large print edition from Center Point Pub (August 1, 2012)
9781611734775 | details & prices | 382 pages | 5.50 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $35.95
About: Learning on the night of her sister's birth that a daughter has been lost in every generation of her Korean family, Janie assumes a protective role over her sister while learning more cautionary stories from her optimistic father and mythology-minded mother until her sister's abrupt defection years later reveals painful family secrets.

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