The Long Season of Rain by Helen S. Kim
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"This first-person novel is a devastatingly clear-eyed view of societal restrictions and their effects on the young narrator’s family in 1960s Seoul.... This is a universal novel, demonstrating the powerful effect the adult world has on children’s lives." --The Horn Book, starred review

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Published November 15, 1996 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 224 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Travel. Fiction

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After Jungmin takes the family on vacation, then abandons them for two days, and Pyungsoo, to whom Junehee has grown attached, is spirited away to adoptive parents, Junehee's strong, competent mother disappears, leaving valedictory letters to Jungmin and each of her daughters.

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