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ISBN: 9780525657743
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Published: Knopf - April 20th, 2021

Crying in H-Mart is a beautiful and gut-wrenching memoir following the death of the author's mother. It's incredibly thought-provoking and makes you reevaluate your relationships with others, especially your parents. Its detailed mentions of special Korean dishes will have you thinking about them for days. Packed with love, loss, culture, and relatable adolescent experiences, Crying in H-Mart will have your eyes and mouth watering with every turn of a page.

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ISBN: 9780802129628
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Published: Grove Press - September 17th, 2019

Convenience Store Woman is an incredibly unique and thought-provoking novel. What may seem at first like an unrelatable character in an unsettling environment turns out to be the exact thing you needed to read. An addictive story of nonconformity, status, and societal pressures. The inner and outer monologue of Furukura is fascinating and confusing all at once. I highly recommend anyone to read this alluring tale as I'm certain you'll discover parts of yourself that you did not know were there.