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For a first novel of the author, I found this to be extraordinary. Other reviewers have sung it's praises and I agree. It was hard to put down. Read morePublished 15 months ago by David Evenson
"Long for This World" reignited my passion for reading and for this, I am eternally grateful. It is extremely well-written. Read morePublished on November 25, 2013 by Caleb's Mom
I am using this as a text book for a Korean student who is studying English in the US for three years.Published on November 3, 2013 by Kathy Fruechtenicht
A family of Koreans try to find their lives and connect with family in Korea and the United States. A tragedy brings them together even closer as they feel themselves drifting... Read morePublished on April 9, 2011 by Lynn Ellingwood
Long For This World -- the freshman effort of debut writer Sonya Chung -- is mostly about survival. Time and again in this short and assured book, Ms. Read morePublished on May 30, 2010 by Jill I. Shtulman
Long for This World is beautifully written with multi-layers and dimensions. The characters are alive, real, complex and likeable.
I did not want the book the end. Read more
Long for this World, by Sonya Chung, is the story of a Korean family spread across the world. The book follows the family members over a series of decades, and the perspective... Read morePublished on May 13, 2010 by atavism
Stunningly well-written and fascinating this book is an adventure both into the world and into oneself. I highly recommend it. Read morePublished on April 25, 2010 by Hans Henrik Rasmussen
"Some are not long for this world. I am here. We are here. I long, and I long...." Page 219
This is the story of a Korean immigrant family and the family that stayed... Read more