For Mother’s Day, I want to share a great book I just finished, “Please Look After Mom” by South Korean author Kyung-sook Shin. This book, published last year, won the Man Asian Literary Prize and was picked by Amazon as one of the best books of the month in April 2011.
Fancy awards aside, this book is endearing in the most humble and loving way. Instead of fancy prose and complex plots, this book wins the reader over with one of the most primal human feelings: The love between a mother and her children.
Set in modern South Korea, the story begins when a family finds out that their mother has vanished from a busy subway station inSeoul. Her children, who are now fully grown and have homes and families of their own, begin to remember their relationships with their mother and wonder what they may have done to prevent…
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