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Eugenia Kim

  • The Calligrapher's Daughter
  • (Henry Holt, Spring 2009)
  • by Eugenia Kim
  • An extraordinary first novel, THE CALLIGRAPHER’S DAUGHTER follows the story of a young woman through the turbulent years of Korea's subjugation by the Japanese and its emergence into the modern world in the first half of the 20th century.

    Born into a privileged and cultured Korean family, the young girl, THE CALLIGRAPHER’S DAUGHTER, grows up in a household struggling to preserve its traditions in the face of foreign domination. In a changing world, she will be the first woman in her family to attend school and to work outside the home, and she and her family will endure hardships and tragedy as their circumstances change.

    Solidly researched and drawing on the author's own family history, THE CALLIGRAPHER’S DAUGHTER brings to life a fascinating culture rarely visited before

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