Please Look After Mom (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 5, 2011 - Fiction - 256 pages
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A million-plus-copy best seller in Korea—a magnificent English-language debut poised to become an international sensation—this is the stunning, deeply moving story of a family’s search for their mother, who goes missing one afternoon amid the crowds of the Seoul Station subway.

Told through the piercing voices and urgent perspectives of a daughter, son, husband, and mother, Please Look After Mom is at once an authentic picture of contemporary life in Korea and a universal story of family love.

You will never think of your mother the same way again after you read this book.

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Her writing is mesmerizing, deep and beautiful. - LibraryThing
This book has a pretty simple premise and plot. - LibraryThing
One daughter became a writer & another a pharmacist. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Jennifer35k - LibraryThing

One of the cruelest diseases that many seniors struggle with is dementia. It destroys both mind and body over a long period of time, leaving a child where once a man or woman stood. Families are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elaine - Goodreads

Wow, that was bizarre and bad. What starts out as an interesting family novel turns into an extended hagiography of "Mom", a woman so amazingly selfless and nurturing that puppies, ducklings, fields ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Kyung-sook Shin is the author of numerous works of fiction and is one of South Korea’s most widely read and acclaimed novelists. She has been honored with the Manhae Literature Prize, the Dong-in Literature Prize, and the Yi Sang Literary Prize, as well as France’s Prix de l’Inaperçu. Please Look After Mom is her first book to appear in English and will be published in nineteen countries. Currently a visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York City, she lives in Seoul.

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