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The last story of Mina Lee

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"A profoundly moving and unconventional mother-daughter saga, The Last Story of Mina Lee illustrates the devastating realities of being an immigrant in America. Margot Lee's mother, Mina, isn't returning her calls. It's a mystery to twenty-six-year-old Margot, until she visits her childhood apartment in Koreatown, LA, and finds that her mother has suspiciously died. The discovery sends Margot digging through the past, unraveling the tenuous invisible strings that held together her single mother's life as a Korean War orphan and an undocumented immigrant, only to realize how little she truly knew about her mother. Interwoven with Margot's present-day search is Mina's story of her first year in Los Angeles as she navigates the promises and perils of the American myth of reinvention. While she's barely earning a living by stocking shelves at a Korean grocery store, the last thing Mina ever expects is to fall in love. But that love story sets in motion a series of events that have consequences for years to come, leading up to the truth of what happened the night of her death. Told through the intimate lens of a mother and daughter who have struggled all their lives to understand each other, The Last Story of Mina Lee is a powerful and exquisitely woven debut novel that explores identity, family, secrets, and what it truly means to belong"--

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Newark Public Library LP FIC KIM (Text)
Adult New Materials
52125300900562
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02/16/2021
LDR 02461nam a2200325ki 4500
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008200905s2020 meu ed 000 1 eng
010 . ‡a 2020945696
020 . ‡a9781432884536 ‡q(hardcover)
020 . ‡a1432884530 ‡q(hardcover)
040 . ‡aDLC ‡beng ‡erda ‡cDLC
042 . ‡apcc
1001 . ‡aKim, Nancy Jooyoun, ‡eauthor.
24514. ‡aThe last story of Mina Lee / ‡cNancy Jooyoun Kim.
250 . ‡aLarge print edition.
264 1. ‡aWaterville, ME : ‡bWheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, ‡c2020.
300 . ‡a543 pages (large print) ; ‡c22 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
520 . ‡a"A profoundly moving and unconventional mother-daughter saga, The Last Story of Mina Lee illustrates the devastating realities of being an immigrant in America. Margot Lee's mother, Mina, isn't returning her calls. It's a mystery to twenty-six-year-old Margot, until she visits her childhood apartment in Koreatown, LA, and finds that her mother has suspiciously died. The discovery sends Margot digging through the past, unraveling the tenuous invisible strings that held together her single mother's life as a Korean War orphan and an undocumented immigrant, only to realize how little she truly knew about her mother. Interwoven with Margot's present-day search is Mina's story of her first year in Los Angeles as she navigates the promises and perils of the American myth of reinvention. While she's barely earning a living by stocking shelves at a Korean grocery store, the last thing Mina ever expects is to fall in love. But that love story sets in motion a series of events that have consequences for years to come, leading up to the truth of what happened the night of her death. Told through the intimate lens of a mother and daughter who have struggled all their lives to understand each other, The Last Story of Mina Lee is a powerful and exquisitely woven debut novel that explores identity, family, secrets, and what it truly means to belong"-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
650 0. ‡aKorean American women ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aMothers and daughters ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aMothers ‡xDeath ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aFamily secrets ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aKoreans ‡zCalifornia ‡vFiction.
651 0. ‡aKoreatown (Los Angeles, Calif.) ‡vFiction.
655 7. ‡aLarge type books.
655 7. ‡aDomestic fiction. ‡2lcgft
905 . ‡ukriedener
901 . ‡a22033450 ‡bSystem Local ‡c628377 ‡tbiblio ‡soclc

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