Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Nyul Choi

October 5, 2008

This series of three young adult novels follow a girl from North Korea following the Japanese occupation, and then during the war years to Pusan, a journey of love and personal independence despite cultural strictures, then immigration to U.S. The book is followed by ECHOES OF THE WHITE GIRAFFE, and GATHERING OF PEARLS.