The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim: An Extraordinary Examination of the Many Shades of Abandonment During a Great Time of War

The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim is an #OwnVoices Korean historical fiction novel that is also a continuation of the author’s first novel, The Calligrapher’s Daughter. The story takes place in 1948 and follows Najin and Calvin Cho who travel from South Korea to the USA with their young daughter Miran in search for…

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See: A Precise, Poignant, & Purposeful Narrative on Cultural Identity & the Strength of Women – Book Review (Historical Fiction)

The Island of Sea Women by Chinese-American author Lisa See is historical fiction story about two women—Mi-ja and Young-sook—who developed a deep-seated friendship as children; one that would follow them throughout their lives, via every obstacle and awe-inspiring challenge that befell them, together and as individuals. Their journey is set on the Korean island of…