A Team of Their Own by Seth Berkman audiobook

A Team of Their Own: How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History

By Seth Berkman
Read by Jackie Chung

Hanover Square Press, Harlequin Audio 9781335005533
9.85 Hours Unabridged
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The inspiring, unlikely story of the American, Canadian, South Korean and even North Korean women who joined together to form Korea’s first Olympic ice hockey team, for readers of books such as The Boys in the Boat, Outcasts United and The Blind Side Two weeks before the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics, South Korea’s women’s hockey team was forced into a predicament that no president, ambassador or general had been able to resolve in the sixty-five years since the end of the Korean War. Against all odds, the group of young women were able to bring North and South Korea closer than ever before. The team was built for this moment. They had been brought together from across the globe and from a wide variety of backgrounds—concert pianist, actress, high school student, convenience store worker—to make history. Now the special kinship they had developed would guide them through the biggest challenge of their careers. Suddenly thrust into an international spotlight, they showed the powerful meaning of what a unified Korea could resemble. In this book, Seth Berkman goes behind the scenes to tell the story of these young women as they became a team amid immense political pressure and personal turmoil, and ultimately gained worldwide acceptance on a journey that encapsulates the truest meanings of sport and family.

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The inspiring, unlikely story of the American, Canadian, South Korean and even North Korean women who joined together to form Korea’s first Olympic ice hockey team, for readers of books such as The Boys in the Boat, Outcasts United and The Blind Side

Two weeks before the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics, South Korea’s women’s hockey team was forced into a predicament that no president, ambassador or general had been able to resolve in the sixty-five years since the end of the Korean War. Against all odds, the group of young women were able to bring North and South Korea closer than ever before.

The team was built for this moment. They had been brought together from across the globe and from a wide variety of backgrounds—concert pianist, actress, high school student, convenience store worker—to make history. Now the special kinship they had developed would guide them through the biggest challenge of their careers. Suddenly thrust into an international spotlight, they showed the powerful meaning of what a unified Korea could resemble.

In this book, Seth Berkman goes behind the scenes to tell the story of these young women as they became a team amid immense political pressure and personal turmoil, and ultimately gained worldwide acceptance on a journey that encapsulates the truest meanings of sport and family.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A poignant story of identity and belonging that resonates far beyond the world of elite women’s hockey.” Alice Stephens, author of Famous Adopted People
“Seth Berkman’s A Team of Their Own is a lively, crisply written rollercoaster of a book that tells the story of the women of South Korea’s hockey team in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.” Michael Breen, author of The New Koreans
“Berkman has the seasoned sportswriter’s keen observational skills and gripping storytelling ability, combined with elegant, witty prose and a lot of heart.” Euny Hong, author of The Birth of Korean Cool

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Author Bio: Seth Berkman

Author Bio: Seth Berkman

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 9.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English