ISBN9780735218390
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedJanuary 30, 2018
Pages320
AuthorMary Lynn Bracht
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.2 in.
Width5.5 in.
Depth0.7 in.

White Chrysanthemum

Mary Lynn Bracht

PAPERBACK

January 30, 2018

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.

Get White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht and other historical fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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ISBN9780735218390
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedJanuary 30, 2018
Pages320
AuthorMary Lynn Bracht
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.2 in.
Width5.5 in.
Depth0.7 in.

Synopsis

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.

Get White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht and other historical fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

“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 captivating and heartbreaking debut novel honors the many thousands of women who were enslaved through WWII.”

– Booklist

“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