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The Picture Bride

A Novel

Author: Lee Geum-yi; translated by An Seonjae

The Picture Bride

The Picture Bride

About This Book

“Lee Geum-yi has a gift for taking little-known embers of history and transforming them into moving, compelling, and uplifting stories. The Picture Bride is the ultimate story...

Page Count
320
On Sale
10/11/2022

Book Details

“Lee Geum-yi has a gift for taking little-known embers of history and transforming them into moving, compelling, and uplifting stories. The Picture Bride is the ultimate story of the power of friendshipa must read!” Heather Morris, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Your husband is a landowner,” they told her.

“Food and clothing is so plentiful, it grows on trees.”

“You will be able to go to school.”

Of the three lies the matchmaker told Willow before she left home as a picture bride in 1918, the third hurt the most. Never one to be deterred, Willow does all that she can to make the best of her unexpected circumstance. But it isn't long before her dreams for this new life are shattered, first by a husband who never wanted to marry her in the first place, and then by the escalation of the Korean independence movements, unified in goal, but divergent in action, which threaten to split the Hawaiian Korean community and divide Willow's family and friends.

Braving the rough waters of these tumultuous years, Willow forges ahead, creating new dreams through her own blood, sweat, and tears; working tirelessly toward a better life for her family and loved ones.

“A beautiful testimony to those women bold and determined enough to leave behind all that was familiar, seeking a better life.” Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Imprint Publisher

Forge Books

ISBN

9781250808660

Reading Guide

In The News

“Lee Geum-yi has a gift for taking little-known embers of history and transforming them into moving, compelling, and uplifting stories. I loved Willow from the first page to the last. Loved her courage, and her tenacious, yet caring, beautiful soul. The Picture Bride is the ultimate story of the power of friendshipa must read!”
Heather Morris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Three Sisters

“A fascinating journey into the world of Korean “picture brides” whose lives take unexpected turns as they land on distant shores. A beautiful testimony to those women bold and determined enough to leave behind all that was familiar, seeking a better life.”
Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours and The Book of Lost Friends

“A transporting and immersive story that will enthrall historical fiction readers. Poignant and moving, its unforgettable characters will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading.”
Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba

“Historical fiction buffs and readers interested in little-known history will enjoy.”
—Library Journal, starred review

“An engaging picture of a time and a place.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Written with great historical detail about Korean immigrants in Hawai'i, Geum-yi's beautiful novel weaves an
extraordinary tale.”
—Booklist

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