I am reading a novel written by my cousin Eugenia Kim, Washington DC. Wonderful book and worth a read...just wonderful.
Eugenia Kim's The Calligrapher's Daughter follows the trials of a headstrong girl in turn-of-the-century Korea. Love and inter-generational strife operate against the backdrop of the impending Japanese occupation and the shadow of the dying monarchy. The Washington Post writes, "Eugenia Kim's sensitive first novel, which depicts 30 years of Korea's modern history in light of its ancient past, is an illuminating prequel to present-day events. . . . A satisfying excursion into empathetically rendered lives."