The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim audiobook

The Kinship of Secrets

By Eugenia Kim
Read by Janet Song

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9781328987822
10.57 Hours Unabridged
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In 1948 Najin and Calvin Cho, with their young daughter Miran, travel from South Korea to the United States in search of new opportunities. Wary of the challenges they know will face them, Najin and Calvin make the difficult decision to leave their other daughter, Inja, behind with their extended family; soon, they hope, they will return to her. But then war breaks out in Korea, and there is no end in sight to the separation. Miran grows up in prosperous American suburbia, under the shadow of the daughter left behind, as Inja grapples in her war-torn land with ties to a family she doesn't remember. Najin and Calvin desperately seek a reunion with Inja, but are the bonds of love strong enough to reconnect their family over distance, time, and war? And as deep family secrets are revealed, will everything they long for be upended? Told through the alternating perspectives of the distanced sisters, and inspired by a true story, The Kinship of Secrets explores the cruelty of war, the power of hope, and what it means to be a sister.

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Summary

Summary

A Southern Living Magazine Pick for Fall

A BookRiot Pick of Spectacular New Books for Fall

A November 2018 LibraryReads Pick

A BookBub Editors' Pick of Book-Club Books for Fall

In 1948 Najin and Calvin Cho, with their young daughter Miran, travel from South Korea to the United States in search of new opportunities. Wary of the challenges they know will face them, Najin and Calvin make the difficult decision to leave their other daughter, Inja, behind with their extended family; soon, they hope, they will return to her.

But then war breaks out in Korea, and there is no end in sight to the separation. Miran grows up in prosperous American suburbia, under the shadow of the daughter left behind, as Inja grapples in her war-torn land with ties to a family she doesn't remember. Najin and Calvin desperately seek a reunion with Inja, but are the bonds of love strong enough to reconnect their family over distance, time, and war? And as deep family secrets are revealed, will everything they long for be upended?

Told through the alternating perspectives of the distanced sisters, and inspired by a true story, The Kinship of Secrets explores the cruelty of war, the power of hope, and what it means to be a sister.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Beautifully illuminate[s] Korea’s past in ways that inform our present…Kim infuses a coming-of-age story about being an outsider with the realities of the war, which forced many family separations, some of which still persist today.” Washington Post
“Finely wrought…A stirring novel about family and the sacrifices made to keep it whole.” Publishers Weekly
“Narrator Janet Song brings listeners this moving novel, based on a true story, telling it in a tender voice at a quick pace. She captures the confusion and loneliness of Inja’s childhood by creating a gentle and youthful persona. Song also takes us into the frustration of the other sister, Miran, who is never allowed to forget the sister she doesn’t know. Song helps listeners feel the anxiety, loss, and frustration of this family separated by war, geography, and practical considerations as she recounts this emotional journey.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Eugenia Kim

Author Bio: Eugenia Kim

Eugenia Kim is the daughter of Korean immigrant parents who came to America shortly after the Pacific War. She has published short stories and essays in journals and anthologies, including Echoes upon Echoes: New Korean American Writings, and is an MFA graduate of Bennington College. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and son.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English