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This is one of the best books I have read in years. Eugenia Kim has so completely captured the time and place of Korea in the early twentieth century that once you start reading you are transported there. I am not one to usually pick up a 'period piece' or historical fiction but this book is such a delight. Well-written, complete characters that draw you to themselves and a story so in-tune with the actual history that the reader learns without knowing it. I had a hard time putting it down. I do hope Eugenia Kim has a second novel on the way because I want to read more by this very promising author. Such a change from so many of the novels that appear today. This one is unique in its story, setting and characters. I really can't say more than to highly recommend this book to one and all. Hopefully it will become part of someone's book club - Richard and Judy, Channel 4, Sky Arts - are you reading this? A brilliant book in every way.