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For fans of Min Jin Lee's Pachinko and Lilac Girls, the heartbreaking history of Korea is brought to life in this deeply moving and redemptive debut that follows two sisters separated by World War II.Korea, 1943. Hana has lived her entire life under Japanese occupation. As a haenyeo, a female diver of the sea, she enjoys an independence that few other Koreans can still claim. Until the day Hana saves her younger sister from a Japanese soldier and is herself captured and transported to Manchuria. There she is forced to become a "comfort woman" in a Japanese military brothel. But haenyeo are women of power and strength. She will find her way home. South Korea, 2011. Emi has spent more than sixty years trying to forget the sacrifice her sister made, but she must confront the past to discover peace. Seeing the healing of her children and her country, can Emi move beyond the legacy of war to find forgiveness? Suspenseful, hopeful, and ultimately redemptive, White Chrysanthemum tells a story of two sisters whose love for each other is strong enough to triumph over the grim evils of war.
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Praise for White Chrysanthemum"A suspenseful and eye-opening historical work reminiscent of Christina Baker Kline's Orphan Train, Jamie Ford's Songs of Willow Frost, and Lisa Wingate's Before We Were Yours."--Library Journal (starred review) "If Min Jin Lee's acclaimed bestseller Pachinko sparked an interest in stories of Korea under Japanese occupation during World War II, here's your next read."--Newsday "I read Hana and Emi's story with my heart in my mouth. A bold, devastating, important novel shot through with hope and beauty."--Rachel Joyce, New York Times bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry "A psychologically acute, emotionally resonant novel....[R]ich with historical detail, White Chrysanthemum is a compelling and important account of civilian women's lives during wartime."--BookPage "This moving and redemptive debut is a heart-breaker. It shines a light on the less explored aspects of wars....Absorbing and hypnotic."--The Washington Book Review
The heartbreaking story of Korea during the Second World War is brought to life in this gripping, redemptive debut about two sisters.
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