The Last Story of Mina Lee (Paperback)
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The Last Story of Mina Lee (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 01/09/2020
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A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

'I loved this book so much' REESE WITHERSPOON

'Suspenseful and deeply felt...raises questions about the reality of the American dream and illuminates stories that often go untold, in life as well as fiction' CHLOE BENJAMIN, bestselling author of The Immortalists

Reminiscent of Celeste Ng's page-turning meditations on identity, this searing mother-daughter story explores the diverse and unsettling realities of being an immigrant in America.

Margot Lee's mother is ignoring her calls. Margot cannot understand why, until she makes a surprise trip home to Koreatown, LA. What she finds there makes her realise how little she knows about her mother, Mina.

Thirty years earlier, Mina Lee steps off a plane to take a chance on a new life in America. Stacking shelves at a Korean grocery store, the last thing she expects is to fall in love. But that moment will have shattering consequences for Mina, and everything she left behind in Seoul.

Through the intimate lens of a mother and daughter who have struggled all their lives to understand each other, Margot and Mina's story unravels the unspoken secrets that can drive two people apart - or perhaps bind them closer together.

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'Carefully illuminates the two sides of the silence between a Korean immigrant mother and her Korean American daughter, a silence only too familiar to many of us - and emerges with a stunningly powerful and original novel' ALEXANDER CHEE, bestselling author of How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472281593
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 234 x 154 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Suspenseful and deeply felt . . . raises questions about the reality of the American dream and illuminates stories that often go untold, in life as well as fiction -- Chloe Benjamin
A stunningly powerful and original novel about social class, immigration and family -- Alexander Chee
A beautiful debut novel that is unafraid to delve into the scary, deeply vulnerable places of our hearts -- Kristen Arnett
Haunting and heartbreaking, troubled threads between a mother and daughter blend together in a delicate and rich weave * Booklist, STARRED review *

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“A sensitively written story”

The story is about Mina who is a South Korean woman who is living in America and her daughter Margot. The book is broken down into two points of view between mother and daughter. Mina in the past and Margot in the... More

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“Disappointing”

I want to say that it's not the book, it must be me. I was really looking forward to reading The Last Story of Mina Lee; I'd heard great things about it. My apologies because it just didn't do it for... More

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“Emotional story”

This was so sad, wow my heart is a little bit broken right now. It tells the story of both Mina and Margot Lee, a mother daughter pair who have a strained relationship. Mina's story of arriving in L.A. is intense... More

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