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The calligrapher"s daughter

a novel

by Eugenia Kim

  • 98 Want to read
  • 27 Currently reading

Published by Henry Holt and Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Korea -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEugenia Kim.
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3611.I453 C35 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22684650M
    ISBN 100805089128
    ISBN 109780805089127
    LC Control Number2008046306

    With my growing interest in calligraphy I just read the novel The Calligrapher’s Daughter () by Korean American writer Eugenia Kim. The story is about Najin, a young woman from an aristocratic family in Korea during the Japanese occupation (). Under Japanese rule Najin’s family has to endure a lot of hardship. Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, longs to choose her own destiny. Smart and headstrong, she is encouraged by her mother-but her stern father is determined to maintain tradition, especially as the Japanese steadily gain control of his beloved country.

    Kim creates a strong, sweet bond between mother and daughter that is maintained throughout the novel."-Anne Morris, Dallas Morning News "Fans of Lisa See's or Amy Tan's novels should eagerly embrace Najin, and The Calligrapher's Daughter bids fair to become a staple of book clubs."-Yvonne Zipp, Christian Science Monitor "Kim has excelled at.   Title: The Calligrapher's Daughter Author: Eugenia Kim Pages: Rating: 4/5 In early twentieth century Korea, Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, longs to choose her own destiny. Smart and headstrong, she is encouraged by her mother - but her stern father is desperate to maintain the ways of traditional Korea, especially as.

    Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, longs to choose her own destiny. Smart and headstrong, she is encouraged by her mother-but her stern father is determined to maintain tradition, especially as the Japanese steadily gain control of his beloved country. When he seeks to marry fourteen-year-old Najin into an aristocratic family.   The Calligrapher's Daughter is at once the story of a single life as well as the changing life of a nation and, while the details are fascinatingly exotic, the narrative rings with the hard won truths of profound human experience. It is a note-worthy debut from a writer with great heart and real empathy.”/5().


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Spanning thirty years, The Calligrapher’s Daughter is a richly drawn novel in the tradition of Lisa See and Amy Tan about a country torn between ancient customs and modern possibilities, a family ultimately united by love, and a woman /5().

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The Calligrapher's Daughter is a richly drawn novel about a nation torn between ancient customs and modern possibilities, and is a "vivid, heartfelt portrait of faith, love and life for one family during a pivotal time in history" (Bookpage)/5().

A Washington Post Best Book of the Year Winner of the Borders Original Voices Award In early-twentieth-century Korea, Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, longs to choose her own destiny. But her country is in tumult under Japan's harsh occupation, and her family's traditions, entitlements, and wealth : Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.

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I love to read a novel that gives me eyes into a piece of history I know little about. Thank you for your review. I don’t like reading depressing books that leave me with a I-want-to-slit-my-wrists feeling like Tess of the d’urbervilles.

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Eugenia Kim is the author of two novels: The Calligrapher’s Daughter and The Kinship of Secrets. She has published short stories and essays in journals and anthologies, including Asia Literary Review and Raven Chronicles.

An MFA graduate of Bennington College, she teaches at Fairfield University’s low-residency MFA Creative Writing Program.

A Washington Post Best Book of the Year. Winner of the Borders Original Voices Award. In early-twentieth-century Korea, Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, longs to choose her own destiny. But her country is in tumult under Japan's harsh occupation, and her family's traditions, entitlements, and wealth crumble.

Her father, the calligrapher of the title, attempts to shape his daughter's life with the same authority with which he might shape a word on a page.

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