Jul 30, 2021

Book Beginning: The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim


The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim, September 1, 2020, Park Row
Source: library 
Genre: Asian-American fiction, immigration
Publisher description: (An) unconventional mother-daughter saga, The Last Story of Mina Lee illustrates the devastating realities of being an immigrant in America.

Book beginning:

Fall 2014
Margot's final conversation with her mother had seemed so uneventful, so ordinary - another choppy bilingual plod. Half-understandable. 

Business was slow again today. Even all the Korean businesses downtown are closing
What did you eat for dinner? 

Page 56: 

"A boyfriend?" Margot's mother had never mentioned or expressed romantic interest in anyone, even the occasional shopkeeper at the swap meet who courted her. 

Would you read on?

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fredamans said...

I am definitely curious for more!!! Happy weekend!

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

I love the opening paragraph. It made me laugh. My Friday quotes and review

Cindy said...

Sounds intriguing! Happy reading!!!

Mystica said...

Interesting start.

Kym said...

Very interesting opening - I like how it jumps right into a conflict. Happy Reading!
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