SEARCHING FOR SEOUL: Sister Theresa

She is a girl playing dress-up in a nun’s habit. A rainbow-tailed unicorn, disguised as a workhorse.

She runs toward me with her arms outstretched and I am four, five, and six–my stubby legs propelling me forward until I am swathed in the dove-grey of her skirt, a child with her heart broken, a lost thing without a mom or dad. (Read the FULL STORY) at Hanahawley.com

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Photo by me, Daegu, South Korea at White Lily Baby Home

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CH 11 VALIDATION (Hanako)

“The demand for your genre is down right now,” her literary agent had said kindly before her move to Tokyo. In her bleaker moments, Hanako reinterpreted that to mean, “no one gives a shit about what you’ve written right now.” READ THE STORY at http://www.hanahawley.com

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CH 5 A KOREAN IN JAPAN (Hanako)

Korean. I’m Korean. Did she speak Korean? Anyoung haseyo? A shake of the head. “I’m sorry. I don’t speak Korean, either.” 

Sometimes, she couldn’t help but say, “sad, I know. Pathetic, really,” depending on how insecure she felt about it at the moment. (READ the rest of the chapter at my website.

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photo by Thien Dang on Unsplash

A HAUNTING MEMOIR, PLUS A FUN ADAPTATION OF A BELOVED AUSTEN CLASSIC!

If you’re like me, you’re constantly on the lookout for good reads! Last week, I read two books I normally wouldn’t have tried. And I am so glad I did. The first was, Jane of Austin, by Hillary Manton Lodge (a surprisingly fun adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility), and Gone: a Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung, by Min Kym. I couldn’t put either of these books down!

See if you might like to add these books to your reading list this summer by skimming my book reviews at:Hana’s Book Reviews