Kyung-Sook Shin’s Please Look After Mom is a poignant, startling examination of motherhood and family. Awarded the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize, the novel is at once an authentic picture of contemporary life in Korea and a universal story of family love.
When sixty-nine-year-old So-nyo is separated from her husband in a subway station, her family begins a desperate search to find her. Yet as long-held secrets and private sorrows begin to reveal themselves, they are forced to wonder: how well did they actually know the woman they called Mom? Of the book, Cutting For Stone author Abraham Verghese said: “Here is a deeply felt journey into a culture foreign to many—yet with a theme that is universal in its appeal. A terrific novel that stayed with me long after I’d finished its final, haunting pages. This is a real discovery.” Click to download our reading group guide and to read an excerpt.
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