The Last Story of Mina Lee (Paperback)Nancy Jooyoun Kim (author)
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A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
'I loved this book so much' REESE WITHERSPOON
In 1987, Mina Lee flies from Seoul to Los Angeles to start a new life.
Thirty years later, Margot Lee speaks to her mother for the last time.
Between these two moments extends a lifetime of secrets. These are stories of unexpected loves and devastating losses. Of choices made and those left behind. Of a mother and daughter who have always struggled to understand each other.
These are stories waiting to be told, before it's too late.
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.
'Suspenseful and deeply felt... raises questions about the reality of the American dream and illuminates stories that often go untold' CHLOE BENJAMIN
'Painful, joyous... A story that cries out to be told' LA TIMES
'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
'A timely, important novel... Fans of Celeste Ng won't be able to put down this heartfelt, cross-generational novel about the powerful bond and fragility of family and what it really means to strive for the "American dream"' POPSUGAR
Readers fell in love with Margot and Mina...
'Beautifully rendered. Achingly sweet. Enjoyable story with wonderfully realistic characters that you want to follow'
'An emotionally gripping story of loss and belonging'
'I LOVED THIS BOOK'
'This book is filled with wonderful characters, a story to please and mouth-watering Korean food'
'It speaks to all women who have been marginalized by their families or society at large'
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 264 g
Dimensions: 174 x 157 x 24 mm
A stunningly powerful and original novel about social class, immigration and family
A beautiful debut novel that is unafraid to delve into the scary, deeply vulnerable places of our hearts
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
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
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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