Somebody's Daughter by Marie Myung-Ok Lee
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A "heartwarming and heartbreaking"* story of a Korean American girl's search for her roots

Somebody's Daughter is the story of nineteen-year-old Sarah Thorson, who was adopted as a baby by a Lutheran couple in the Midwest. After dropping out of college, she decides to study in Korea and becomes more and more intrigued by her Korean heritage, eventually embarking on a crusade to find her birth mother. Paralleling Sarah's story is that of Kyung-sook, who was forced by difficult circumstances to let her baby be swept away from her immediately after birth, but who has always longed for her lost child.

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About Marie Myung-Ok Lee

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Marie Myung-Ok Lee, author of three young adult novels, includingFinding My VoiceandSaying Goodbye,has received many honors for her writing, among them an O. Henry honorable mention, and both Best Book for Young Adults and Best Book for Reluctant Readers citations from the American Library Association. She is currently a visiting scholar at her alma mater, Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island.
Published April 1, 2005 by Beacon Press. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Parenting & Relationships. Fiction

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Her worried, blue-eyed parents of Eden’s Prairie, Minnesota, tell her: “You don’t have to do this to yourself.” As part of the Motherland Program at Chosun University in Seoul, Sarah joins other Korean American students who are trying to mold an identity—except that Sarah, whose name sounds like ...

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Young adult novelist Lee (Finding My Voice , etc.) explores a Korean-born girl's complicated journey to define her identity in her poignant adult debut. Adopt

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