Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Calligrapher’s Daughter

Kim, Eugenia Sunhee. The Calligrapher's Daughter. New York: Henry Hold and Company, 2009.

Elena Filios

I just finished a very interesting book which I would like to recommend to you all. The Calligrapher’s Daughter, by Eugenia Sunhee Kim. It is a very richly drawn novel about Korea, a country torn between ancient customs and modern times during the early 20th century. The central character is a young woman who fights against the traditional role of women. Although a novel, it is very “ethnographic,” with many details about a country and a culture I was unfamiliar with.


Elena Filios
Community Information Technology Coordinator
Hartford Public Library
Hartford, CT 06103
www.hartfordinfo.org
www.hplct.org

On order for Burling Library

2 comments:

Walt Giersbach said...

Hi Elena--
I'll look for the book since I was in Pyongtaek in '63-'64 just before the old order gave way to the new.
--Walt '61
p.s. Your Hartford Library links don't work or I'd've left a note about the American Book Collectors of Children's Lit and some friends at UConn.

Grinnell College Libraries said...

The links have been fixed!