The Lucky Gourd Shop

By: Joanna Catherine Scott

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When an American mother's three adopted children reach their teens, they grow curious about their Korean heritage. A much-anticipated letter from Korea fails to satisfy them but sparks memories in the eldest. So begins the heartbreaking and inspiring tale of their birth mother's life as their adoptive mother imagines it.
Abandoned as a baby and then again and again, Mi Sook is raised in a Korean coffee shop by its string of owner-mothers. She grows to adulthood fiercely independent and eventually comes to manage the shop. But her marriage to Kun Soo, with whom she has three children, begins a series of events that ultimately wrench her babies from her arms. Deceived by Kun Soo and his well-intentioned mother, and unsupported by a rigidly Confucian culture, Mi Sook emerges as a tragic and heroic figure who embodies the rich complexities of a nation -- and of the heart.

Title: The Lucky Gourd Shop

Author Name: Joanna Catherine Scott

Categories: Novel SC,

Publisher: Washington Square Press: October 2001

ISBN Number: 0743437357

ISBN Number 13: 9780743437356

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Acceptable

Seller ID: 10000000129927

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