Lee’s novel is a gorgeous historical epic that follows a Korean family make their life in Japan during the latter’s occupation of their home country. It’s a sweeping page-turner that’s fascinating and heartbreaking.
Yoon’s novel is a young adult love story between two teenagers — a Korean-American boy and a Jamaican-American girl — that takes place on a single day in NYC. It’s beautiful, refreshing story that feels so personal and real.
Stories, writing and characters this good make my soul soar.