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The Kinship of Secrets

by Eugenia Kim

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The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim
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    Nov 2018, 304 pages
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    Nov 5, 2019, 304 pages

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The riveting story of two sisters, one raised in South Korea and one in the United States, and both the family that kept them together and the war that kept them apart.

Of our 20 First Impressions readers who submitted reviews for The Kinship of Secrets, all rated it four- or five-stars, for an impressive overall rating of 4.5.

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The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim tells the story of two sisters, only ten months apart in age, separated as toddlers. In 1948, Inja is left in South Korea with her uncle, aunt and grandparents as her parents move to the United States in search of better opportunities for their family, taking their other daughter, Miran, with them. Their plan to return for Inja is crushed by the outbreak of the Korean War. Thus, Miran grows up under the shadow of a sister she barely remembers, while Inja receives "care packages" from a family she knows little about (Betty T). When Inja is sent for at age 16 the family must learn to be whole again. Inja must assimilate to both American culture and her nuclear family, ...

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