Gathering of Pearls by Sook Nyul Choi

October 5, 2008

Concludes the series of three autobiographical fiction books about growing up near Pyeongyang during the Japanese Occupation, through the turmoil of the Russian and American occupations, and flight to South Korea. In this sequel to YEAR OF IMPOSSIBLE GOODBYES and ECHOES OF THE WHITE GIRAFFE, Sookan Bak spends her first year after the Korean War in NYC, attending college, trying to fit in and also meet rigid family expectations.