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To Swim Across the World PDF Ú To Swim Epub / Across


    To Swim Across the World PDF Ú To Swim Epub / Across is a time of oppression The Japanese have issued strict prohibitions against the Korean language, religion, and food For Heisook Pang, the daughter of a prosperous family from the north, life is easier But the onset of World War II changes everything Heisooks privileges are suddenly stripped away, and she is forced to make a daring escape, across the border into the south, where an encounter with Sei Young changes their lives forever Based on the real life stories of the authors parents, To Swim Across the World is a wonderful love story and an intimate vision of a countrys terrible, recent past."/>
  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • To Swim Across the World
  • Frances Park
  • English
  • 10 January 2019
  • 0786886315

10 thoughts on “To Swim Across the World

  1. Evan Bolick Evan Bolick says:

    A really fascinating, beautiful, and haunting portrait of life in Korea from brutal Japanese occupation leading up to the Korean War Having two narrators provides a true spectrum of perspectives North vs South, rich vs poor and the tragedies both personal and caused by occupation or war are truly affecting Nothing has doneto increase my growing anti war sentiment than this beautifully written book Highly recommended


  2. bby tei bby tei says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I finished a chunk of this book at the ocean side, accompanied by waves, wind, and sun A dense but tender story surrounding family and the effect that each has on the other It reminds me of a deep longing and secrets that are made and kept outside of the light The book ended quite abruptly, though The story thinned and I was left yearning forA couple of word strings that struck me while reading His hatred for Aunt Sunja was no secret, but like the soup on the stove, it usually simmer I finished a chunk of this book at the ocean side, accompanied by waves, wind, and sun A dense but tender story surrounding family and the effect that each has on the other It reminds me of a deep longing and secrets that are made and kept outside of the light The book ended quite abruptly, though The story thinned and I was left yearning forA couple of word strings that struck me while reading His hatred for Aunt Sunja was no secret, but like the soup on the stove, it usually simmered quietly But grandfather was like the seasons, ever changing but always returning With the arrival of spring and songbirds came the flowering of cherry blossoms on the tree, startling pink against the blue sky and Hanako s tender words had bloomed in my heart Winter darkness fell upon the house and seeped into every corner Father closed his eyes and swam in grandfather s words Sunlight danced into our home


  3. Fritz Villanueva Fritz Villanueva says:

    Underrated book.


  4. Kriste Kriste says:

    Another communism story this one about the division of North and South Korea and how it came to be This is based on a true story and written by the daughters of the main character If I remember correctly


  5. Farrah Farrah says:

    I thought the writing wasn t that great but it was very interesting to learnabout how why Korea was divided, ruled by Japan and other Korean politics issues that I hadn t known about.


  6. Delie Dell Chua Delie Dell Chua says:

    My favorite book gave me a brief glimpse of how Korea was under the Japanese occupation, how Korea was when it was united and how much the people suffered during its separation.


  7. Lora Lora says:

    This is one of the most beautiful, life affirming books I ve ever read What amazes me most is that the authors based it on their parents experiences.


  8. Terri Terri says:

    A biographical story of one family s poignant struggle to stay together during the tragic split of the Korean nation.


  9. Clione Marianette Clione Marianette says:

    It was such a lovely, beautiful wonderful story when I first saw it I was hoping it would be worth it to read and it really does, there are so much things i love on this book but my fav part is when heisook took her journey to escape from north all by herself,the obstacles she had to go through esp that time she run her life through the border dared not looking back, not minding the bullets striking her although I was a bit dissapointed when I finished it and read the Q As and learned that it wa It was such a lovely, beautiful wonderful story when I first saw it I was hoping it would be worth it to read and it really does, there are so much things i love on this book but my fav part is when heisook took her journey to escape from north all by herself,the obstacles she had to go through esp that time she run her life through the border dared not looking back, not minding the bullets striking her although I was a bit dissapointed when I finished it and read the QAs and learned that it was edited and some were not real at all they even made characters in the story


  10. Tricia Tricia says:

    Such a glorious and personal glimpse into therecent past of Korea s Japanese Occupation and the Korean War Split into the dual narrations of a girl and a boy the story is told from many different angles, from the innocence of a child to the passion of a 20 something to words wisened with age Loved every word, every chapter As rich and full as a novel can get


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To Swim Across the World❰Reading❯ ➸ To Swim Across the World Author Frances Park – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Korea, The Japanese occupy the country, and two young Koreans grow up in very different worlds For Sei Young Shin, a young man born into a poor family in the rural south, it is a time of oppression T Korea,The Japanese occupy the Across the PDF/EPUB ½ country, and two young Koreans grow To Swim Epub / up in very different worlds For Sei Young Shin, a young Swim Across the PDF/EPUB ê man born into a poor family in the rural south, it is a time of oppression The Japanese have issued strict prohibitions against the Korean language, religion, and food For Heisook Pang, the daughter of a prosperous family from the north, life is easier But the onset of World War II changes everything Heisooks privileges are suddenly stripped away, and she is forced to make a daring escape, across the border into the south, where an encounter with Sei Young changes their lives forever Based on the real life stories of the authors parents, To Swim Across the World is a wonderful love story and an intimate vision of a countrys terrible, recent past.


About the Author: Frances Park

Sisters FRANCES AND GINGER Across the PDF/EPUB ½ PARK have been nibbling on bonbons To Swim Epub / and making friends at Chocolate Chocolate since Award winning authors, Swim Across the PDF/EPUB ê the sisters love to write books for readers of all ages and have been interviewed on National Public Radio, Good Morning America , CNN and the Diane Rehm Show Currently at work on separate novels, they still find time to collaborate Their cookbook for children with food allergies is forthcoming from Thomas Dunne Books.