A Cab Called Reliable: A Novel

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St. Martin's Press, Jun 15, 1998 - Fiction - 156 pages
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Ahn Joo Cho had emigrated with her family to Virginia when she was seven. Two years later, a cab called 'Reliable' takes away her mother and her infant brother forever. Grade by grade in school, Ahn Joo matures within an alien society, excelling at creative writing as her home life with her old-fashioned father deteriorates. Language heals her, saves her. As Ahn Joo enters womanhood, a heart-breaking secret finally sets her free to create her own heritage.

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Review: A Cab Called Reliable: A Novel

User Review  - Kayla Rae - Goodreads

I found this in the middle-readers section of a used book store and I don't know why. The levels of this story are beyond the comprehension of almost any elementary or middle school child. Read full review

Review: A Cab Called Reliable: A Novel

User Review  - Goodreads

I found this in the middle-readers section of a used book store and I don't know why. The levels of this story are beyond the comprehension of almost any elementary or middle school child. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Patti Kim was born in Pusan, Korea, in 1970 and immigrated to the United States in 1974. She was the Diane Cleaver Fellow at Ledwig House, the New York writers' colony. A Cab Called Reliable is her first novel. It won the 1997 Towson University Prize for Literature and was a nominee for the Book-of-the-Month Club's Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction. She lives in Potomac, Maryland.

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