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This Burns My Heart
An epic love story set in the intriguing landscape of postwar South Korea.
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Sad and frustrating how many women have "sold themselves out" in their relationships and marriages

Created: 04/17/12

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Posted Apr. 17, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
Diann

Join Date: 03/14/12

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This Burns My Heart

I enjoyed this book --- sad and frustrating how many women have "sold themselves out" in their relationships and marriages? I find this frustrating today?


Posted Apr. 21, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
booksnob

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I am starting this book today. This is my first time participating in a online book group and I am excited to join the discussion.


Posted Apr. 23, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
gwendolyndawson

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Does "sold themselves out" mean "settled for a marriage they didn't want"? Or does it mean that they married someone who then turned into (or grew into) someone else? I think it's two very different things. The latter happens to people all the time, but I like to think the former isn't all that common. Maybe I'm naive...


Posted May. 10, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
lisag

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Some say we live in a period of "entitlement," and don't believe in really working for things. If happiness doesn't come immediately we just give up - thus the 50% divorce rate. In a more slow-moving and traditional society, would they have taken the divorce option if the stigma of divorce wasn't so great? Or would they have been more patient than we apparently are today because of their sense of tradition?


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