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Read ↠ The Last Story of Mina Lee ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ A profoundly moving and unconventional mother daughter saga The Last Story of Mina Lee illustrates the devastating realities of being an immigrant in AmericaMargot Lee's mother Mina isn't returning her calls It's a mystery to twenty six year old MaA profoundly moving and unconventional mother daughter saga The Last Story of Mina Lee illustrates the devastating realities of being an immigrant in AmericaMargot Lee's mother Mina isn't returning her calls It's a mystery to twenty six year old Margot until she visits her childhood apartment in Koreatown LA and finds that her mother has suspiciously died The discovery sends Margot digging through the past unraveling the tenuous invisible. 09012020 HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY TO THIS GEM It's been a full month since I flipped the last page and I'm still all up in my feels about this story She understood that both life and death could be random unnecessary—but she needed from her mother’s story And now that her mother was dead Margot was no longer afraid of any truth There’s a special kind of ache in my heart that's reserved for knowing how a story ends even as it's unfoldingLike this In 1987 we chart forty one year old Mina Lee’s journey to the US She begins stocking shelves and carrying produce at a Koreatown supermarket navigating Los Angeles's smoggy streets seeking snippets of beauty in its heat poverty and intersecting cultures She forges friendships with other undocumented immigrants and finds herself falling for a kind man who ultimately leaves her behindAll the while we already know how her story ends 2014 Mina dead in her apartment alone; it is days before her daughter Margot even realizes Weeks since they last spoke A year since they were in each other’s company And many many years since they were able to bridge that divide particular to immigrant families that of lost language assimilation shame and inherited traumas Incommunicable love◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️The Last Story of Mina Lee is a book that will make your heart ache It's written in gorgeous prose and captures the intense complex grief of two women—a mother and daughter—who struggle to carve out their own stories in a space permeated by whiteness and dictated by men Their decisions would always be scrutinized by the levels at which they were able to sacrifice themselves their bodies their pleasures and desires A woman who imagined her own way out would always be ostracized for her own strength Until one day they found each other by some kind of magic or miracle or grace—here now I really really liked this one y'all This book wasn't perfect I didn't care for the mysterythriller aspects surrounding Mina's death the resolution was a touch harried and sometimes the metaphors felt overwrought but I am SO incredibly moved by Mina's story She is a war orphan a woman mourning the husband and child who died in Seoul a middle aged undocumented immigrant in Los Angeles She is a single mother with a broken heart She is all these things and Yet Margot who doesn't speak Korean and resents all her mother represents—poverty alienness a lack of agency—will never know these things her mother is dead now and there is no one left to tell her these stories Neither Margot nor her mother fully grasp the extent of the other's lives It's only the reader accessing both POVs who realizes how little each woman understood the other—but how much they loved each other too This disconnect was DEVASTATING for me Lastly I want to mention that this book captures some really beautiful moments of solidarity between people of colour A Sikh cabbie tells Mina to keep her fare on her very first day in LA Mina learns Spanish to joke and speak with her Latinx coworkers She and her lover help an undocumented Mexican family find work and escape an abusive employer In a book filled with moments that will absolutely wreck you these were some of the most moving◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️ UPDATE 852020 It's been almost a week since I finished this book and I still can't get it out of my head Certain moments keep replaying in my mind on loop and one passage in particular In this country it was easier to harm someone else than to stay alive It was easier to take a life than to have one Was she finally an American I can't stop thinking about these words Thank you NetGalley and Park Row Books for this ARC in exchange for an honest review All uotes were taken from an uncorrected advance copy

The Last Story of Mina LeeA profoundly moving and unconventional mother daughter saga The Last Story of Mina Lee illustrates the devastating realities of being an immigrant in AmericaMargot Lee's mother Mina isn't returning her calls It's a mystery to twenty six year old Margot until she visits her childhood apartment in Koreatown LA and finds that her mother has suspiciously died The discovery sends Margot digging through the past unraveling the tenuous invisible. 09012020 HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY TO THIS GEM It's been a full month since I flipped the last page and I'm still all up in my feels about this story She understood that both life and death could be random unnecessary—but she needed from her mother’s story And now that her mother was dead Margot was no longer afraid of any truth There’s a special kind of ache in my heart that's reserved for knowing how a story ends even as it's unfoldingLike this In 1987 we chart forty one year old Mina Lee’s journey to the US She begins stocking shelves and carrying produce at a Koreatown supermarket navigating Los Angeles's smoggy streets seeking snippets of beauty in its heat poverty and intersecting cultures She forges friendships with other undocumented immigrants and finds herself falling for a kind man who ultimately leaves her behindAll the while we already know how her story ends 2014 Mina dead in her apartment alone; it is days before her daughter Margot even realizes Weeks since they last spoke A year since they were in each other’s company And many many years since they were able to bridge that divide particular to immigrant families that of lost language assimilation shame and inherited traumas Incommunicable love◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️The Last Story of Mina Lee is a book that will make your heart ache It's written in gorgeous prose and captures the intense complex grief of two women—a mother and daughter—who struggle to carve out their own stories in a space permeated by whiteness and dictated by men Their decisions would always be scrutinized by the levels at which they were able to sacrifice themselves their bodies their pleasures and desires A woman who imagined her own way out would always be ostracized for her own strength Until one day they found each other by some kind of magic or miracle or grace—here now I really really liked this one y'all This book wasn't perfect I didn't care for the mysterythriller aspects surrounding Mina's death the resolution was a touch harried and sometimes the metaphors felt overwrought but I am SO incredibly moved by Mina's story She is a war orphan a woman mourning the husband and child who died in Seoul a middle aged undocumented immigrant in Los Angeles She is a single mother with a broken heart She is all these things and Yet Margot who doesn't speak Korean and resents all her mother represents—poverty alienness a lack of agency—will never know these things her mother is dead now and there is no one left to tell her these stories Neither Margot nor her mother fully grasp the extent of the other's lives It's only the reader accessing both POVs who realizes how little each woman understood the other—but how much they loved each other too This disconnect was DEVASTATING for me Lastly I want to mention that this book captures some really beautiful moments of solidarity between people of colour A Sikh cabbie tells Mina to keep her fare on her very first day in LA Mina learns Spanish to joke and speak with her Latinx coworkers She and her lover help an undocumented Mexican family find work and escape an abusive employer In a book filled with moments that will absolutely wreck you these were some of the most moving◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️◻️ UPDATE 852020 It's been almost a week since I finished this book and I still can't get it out of my head Certain moments keep replaying in my mind on loop and one passage in particular In this country it was easier to harm someone else than to stay alive It was easier to take a life than to have one Was she finally an American I can't stop thinking about these words Thank you NetGalley and Park Row Books for this ARC in exchange for an honest review All uotes were taken from an uncorrected advance copy

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The Last Story of Mina Lee À Xpects is to fall in love But that love story sets in motion a series of events that have conseuences for years to come leading up to the truth of what happened the night of her deathTold through the intimate lens of a mother and daughter who have struggled all their lives to understand each other The Last Story of Mina Lee is a powerful and exuisitely woven debut novel that explores identity family secrets and what it truly means to belo. This book is a gem It takes you on an emotional journey between a mother and daughter that struggled with their relationship They didn't understand each other They were angry with each other They were opposites all the time But when her mother doesn't pick up any calls any her daughter goes on a wild search to find her and piece together what could have happened In her journey she realizes her mother had lived an entirely different life that she has never told anyone or hid from her because it was too much to share Unexpectedly I ended up bawling at this one particular scene where they were fighting over religion and how important it was to her mother because of her past circumstances It was heartbreaking emotional and fantastic read to any immigrant or immigrant child I loved it Go pick up a copyThank you Harper Collins Canada for a copy for review Free download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ã Nancy Jooyoun Kim

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Nancy Jooyoun Kim ã 9 Characters Strings that held together her single mother's life as a Korean War orphan and an undocumented immigrant only to realize how little she truly knew about her motherInterwoven with Margot's present day search is Mina's story of her first year in Los Angeles as she navigates the promises and perils of the American myth of reinvention While she's barely earning a living by stocking shelves at a Korean grocery store the last thing Mina ever e. Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestDNF p 282I'm actually really upset about this book review because I was expecting to like it and spent all of what I read of it being totally unexcited THE LAST STORY OF MINA LEE kind of does for the Korean American population in Los Angeles what JOY LUCK CLUB did for the Chinese American population in San Francisco in that it explores shared cultural history through the vehicle of a child's disconnect with her mother and then reconnecting them through their cultural historyUnfortunately for the heroine of this book Margot the chance to make amends is gone The book opens with Margot finding out that her mother Mina has died of mysterious circumstances Her mother fled Korea during the war and has always been secretive and very sad As Margot looks into her mother's death she finds out than she ever could have dreamed about Mina's past loves and struggles and how she fared as an immigrant in a country where she didn't initially speak the languageI actually enjoyed the passages about Mina a lot She's a sympathetic character with a kind of understated sense of humor and her tragedies were upsetting and real I liked the fusion of Korean American and Latin American cultures in Los Angeles something the city is famous for and its portrayal on the pages Where the story flops is Margot who is so passive and empty She doesn't really have much characterization of her own she's just the vehicle through which we discover Mina And maybe that wouldn't be too bad if her POVs were few and far between but they're notSome people might enjoy this book than I did To be clear I took no issue with the rep since that's not really anything I know too much about and I enjoyed learning about Korean history and culture It's the flat writing and the fact that one POV is significantly less interesting than the other that really made this a tough sell for me I was going to try to push through the end but life's too short to read mediocre books and I found myself just pushing and pushing reading this off so here we are Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review   2 stars