Ghost of Sangju

Ghost of Sangju Ghost Of Sangju Takes Readers Through Soojung Jo S Childhood In Kentucky Filled With Joy, Family, Friendship And The Loneliness Of Being Marked As An Outsider Even In Her Own Home Alternating Between Humor And Heartbreak, She Offers A Glimpse Into A Life Foreign To Most That Of A West Point Cadet And Her Return To South Korea, The Country That Had Once Sent Her Away Soojung Vividly Paints A Portrait Of Marriage, Parenthood As Both A Biological And Adoptive Mother And The Tumultuous Emotions Of Reuniting, Rediscovering, And Reestablishing Lost Familial Bonds Ghost Of Sangju Is A Story Of One Woman S Journey To Merge Her Two Selves, And The Universal Search For Self Discovery, Identity, And Reconciliation. Searing, emotional, I could not put it down Breaks your heart with its raw honesty and vulnerability An accomplished writer with a personal story that begs to be heard A story of not only forgiveness but coming to terms with the realization that the past cannot
I am especially grateful to be among the early readers of Ghost of Sangju, a memoir I have long awaited by my friend Soojung Jo I cannot tell you how compelling or deeply affected I am after finishing the last page As an adoptive mother, Soojung s tale is an essential piece of all of our stories a beacon to other adoptees and
When I pick up a memoir written by someone who, from what I can tell, as never written a book, my expectations are not high In this case, I was hoping for some insight from a woman who is both an internationally adoptee and internationally adoptive parent But I got muchSoojung Jo shares her journey, yes, but she shares it with beautiful writing, full of metaphors that help you feel her pain, her loss, her growing up feeling unanchored and separate Truly enjoyed this read and w
This book must have poured out of the author like blood It shines and flows and surprises at every turn There are passages I can t get out of my mind, especially those about adopting from China and the dance the author and h
I won this book on goodreads I am going to be incredibly honest and say that memoirs are not really my genre But, something spoke to me as I was reading the description, and I figured hey, why not The story had me captivated within the 1st paragraph Literally
This was our local book club choice for November s discussion I found the topic interesting a woman s search for her biological mother and her struggles to fit in as someone born in Korea but being raised in a small, rural American town By all accounts, Raina was loved by her adoptive parents, but the question of her birth mother always remained a mystery This is her story from a young girl, to her education at West Point and as a military officer, and then as a wife and mother You could This was our local book club choice for November s discussion I found the topic interesting a woman s search for her biological mother and her struggles to fit in as someone born in Korea but being raised in a small, rural American town By all accounts, Raina was loved by her adoptive parents, but the question of her birth mother always remained a mystery This is her story from a young girl, to her education at West Point and as a military officer, and then as a wife and mother You could feel her struggles as she wrestles with how to react to important events in her life including the birth of her children and meeting her birth mother and Korean family The reason I didn t love the book was because I was told the story of her birth and the first few years of her life in Korea all within the opening chapter I wish that part of the story was
It will be impossible for me to find words that will do justice to Ghost of Sangju, but I am going to try I am an adoptive parent of two twenty somethings, both from Korea I read most of Ghost of Sangju on the plane back from the KAAN Conference for Korean adoptees and adoptive parents in June 2015, finished it on another plane back home after a visit with my kids and have struggled since then with how to give this book enough praise.When I first read Ghost of Sangju, I read many things a dee It will be impossible for
Ghost of Sangju pulls you in from the first paragraph One of the best written books I have read in a long time it is personal and raw, heartbreaking and funny An amazing story of strength and love I think anyone with any
Read this book cover to cover first day it arrived Beautifully and eloquently written Takes you on a roller coaster of emotions that captivate you from the very first page to the last sentence Thank you for opening a win
I loved the story but felt it could have unfolded better I.e More chronologically as Raina was discovering it Also, I was a bit distracted by all the jumping into different months years.

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  • Paperback
  • 186 pages
  • Ghost of Sangju
  • Soojung Jo
  • English
  • 01 March 2018
  • 0988585871