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An insightful but sad story of Korean life. Ended too abruptly after going through so much turmoil.Published 3 months ago by Sr Mary Rogers
Much has been made of the recent study conducted by The New School for Social Research showing that reading literary fiction promotes the development of empathy. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Benjamin Paul Myers
Really enjoyed this book. Read it quite quickly because I wanted to see how the story unfolded. Worth the purchasePublished on January 18, 2013 by Beth Nielsen
Good story, but not quite what I was expecting. Great eye opener to another culture. Bits of it were quite disturbing.Published on December 2, 2012 by Jane
The Lucky Gourd Shop This book was on my Church reading list, but I never did figure out why. It was difficult to read about how women and girls were being treated. Read morePublished on November 5, 2012 by Jbgator9
I came across this book by chance, not specifically to read a story about 3 adopted children. I had read Scotts most recent book, The Road from Chapel Hill. Read morePublished on October 27, 2009 by T. M. Lord
Adoption is a two-headed coin -- tremendous joy but at someone else's sorrow.
Ms. Scott has taken the memories of her children, combined them with extensive research into the... Read more
In addition to telling a poignant story with restraint, The Lucky Gourd Shop gives the reader
insight into the dynamics of Korean culture and the intricacies of daily life... Read more
JOANNA CATHERINE SCOTT's knowledge of Korea is evident; the detail is both convincing and delicious to read. Read morePublished on July 18, 2002