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Like Wind Against Rock: A Novel by [Nancy Kim]
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“Shot through with humor and empathy, this well-crafted novel weaves together the stories of various lives of quiet desperation…compelling intergenerational family drama set in a Korean American community in Southern California. Readers will root for Alice to emerge from a decades-long crisis of confidence and self-doubt to reach her full potential.” Library Journal

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Occasionally I read a novel and become so absorbed in a character’s life, I look up from the pages to find my own world unrecognizable. Such was the case when reading about the life of Korean American Alice Chang, the protagonist of Like Wind Against Rock. I instantly fell in love with her wry point of view, her feelings of inertia post-divorce, and her incredulity while watching her mother blossom after widowhood. But it was the discovery of her recently deceased father’s journal that really kicked the story into high gear and had me finishing the book in one day.

Turns out Alice’s father had a secret, and, as she endeavors to have his journal translated from hangul by her bookkeeping client, Mr. Park, she learns a lot about her past and future. I won’t spoil anything here, however I will say that this lovely novel is the very definition of bittersweet. I both chuckled and ached for Alice and for Mr. Park. And I thought deeply about culture, love, marriage, and duty to family, as well as books and the stories they tell. I won’t soon forget this #ownvoices story.

- Danielle Marshall, Editor

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08CVBQ1K8
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Lake Union Publishing (June 1, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 1, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 7571 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 217 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 154202546X
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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