A Single Square Picture: A Korean Adoptee's Search for Her Roots

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Berkley Books, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 297 pages
One day she was Kim Ji-yun, growing up in Seoul, Korea. The next day she was Catherine Jeanne Robinson, living with her new American family in Salt Lake City, Utah. Twenty years later, Katy Robinson returned to Seoul in search of her birth mother -- and found herself an American outsider in her native land. What transpired in this world -- at once familiar and strange, comforting and sad -- left Katy conflicted, shattered, exhilarated, and moved in ways she never imagined.

A Single Square Picture is a personal odyssey that ascends to the universal, a story that will resonate with anyone who has ever questioned their place in the world -- and had the courage to find the answers.

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User Review  - tippycanoegal - LibraryThing

I have just been invited to join an adoptive parents book group and this is the first book that I have read with them. I am looking forward to the discussion on it next week. Although I did not feel ... Read full review

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User Review  - autumnesf - LibraryThing

Although Korean and Chinese adoption are rather different, I find a lot of value in reading the writings of Korean Adoptees. This is the story of a Korean Adoptee that returns to Korea to find her ... Read full review


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Robinson is a former newspaper reporter and columnist.

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