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by Jennifer R. Kim

  • Author: Jennifer R. Kim
  • ISBN: 1440150389
  • ISBN13: 978-1440150388
  • ePub: 1283 kb | FB2: 1507 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Publisher: iUniverse (June 23, 2009)
  • Pages: 200
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 776
  • Format: lit lrf mbr lrf
Waiting for Appa ePub download

Waiting for Appa book. Jennifer R. Kim was born in Korea and grew up in the San Francisco Bay area.

Waiting for Appa book. She graduated from UC Berkeley with an engineering degree and worked for high tech firms in the Silicon Valley before she began her career as a writer. She is the author of Waiting for Appa, Last Chance Lane, and Five Stones. She lives in California with her family.

Waiting for Appa is a poignant and intelligent novel The prologue and epilogue nicely frame the story, and the central character's epi Jennifer R. Kim was born in Korea.

Waiting for Appa is a poignant and intelligent novel. The dialogue has the ring of "real" speech, and the narration is fluent and concise. The descriptions are vivid and controlled. The prologue and epilogue nicely frame the story, and the central character's epi Jennifer R.

Waiting for Appa by Jennifer R. Kim. Waiting for Appa.

As her Appa tries to comfort her with his parting words, Love will etch our faces in each other's hearts. We won't forget, Eunhae can't shake the icy fear that overwhelms her.

Eunhae, a 9 year old South Korean girl, clings to her Appa (father) who is leaving for America to make a better life for her and her mother. It will take 2 years for them to join him, and not a day goes by without her deeply missing him. When they finally arrive in San Francisco he isn't at the airport to greet them. Instead of a loving joyful reunion, they are met by his unfriendly family who inform them that her Appa is in a coma and near death.

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Book 1 of the Wait For You Series

Book 1 of the Wait For You Series. 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling novel. Some things are worth waiting fo. raveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago-an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe-please God-make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace.

Author: Jennifer R. ISBN: 1440150389. As her Appa tries to comfort her with his parting words, "Love will etch our faces in each other's hearts. We won't forget," Eunhae can't shake the icy fear that overwhelms he. wo years later, when Eunhae and her mother immigrate to America to reunite with her father, they are greeted at San Francisco International Airport with horrific news-Appa is near death-the unfortunate victim of a job site accident.

Now, in Waiting for Appa, Mirtika has restored my faith in 1p PO. It is exactly what it was meant to be, and like I said above, the reader is left longing for more yet without feeling in any way that something was missing until now.

Now, in Waiting for Appa, Mirtika has restored my faith in 1p POV. This story carried none of the oddness I felt reading the other story. The POV was written so skillfully, so seamlessly that the reader is drawn into the mind of the POV character and inextractibly swept along for this fantastically paced story. I anxiously await this author's next work, and I sincerely hope the next one is novel length. I think I am a Mirtika fan for life.

Eunhae is nine years old when she bids a tearful farewell to her father, who leaves their home in South Korea in search of a better life in America for his family. As her Appa tries to comfort her with his parting words, "Love will etch our faces in each other's hearts. We won't forget," Eunhae can't shake the icy fear that overwhelms her.Two years later, when Eunhae and her mother immigrate to America to reunite with her father, they are greeted at San Francisco International Airport with horrific news-Appa is near death-the unfortunate victim of a job site accident. Much to her dismay, Eunhae's father eventually dies and she and her mother are left alone in the world. As they experience cruelty at the hands of relatives, they also find reassurance in the kindness of strangers, but Eunhae is changed forever by the devastating loss. Twenty years later, Eunhae still lives her life clinging to the memories of her father and a life denied, shutting out all those who love her. Troubled by the shame and hostility surrounding her father's death, she goes in search of answers and uncovers far more than she ever expected.
Kann
Eunhae, a 9 year old South Korean girl, clings to her Appa (father) who is leaving for America to make a better life for her and her mother. It will take 2 years for them to join him, and not a day goes by without her deeply missing him.

When they finally arrive in San Francisco he isn't at the airport to greet them. Instead of a loving joyful reunion, they are met by his unfriendly family who inform them that her Appa is in a coma and near death. In a blink of an eye, her father dies, her mother is at the mercy of in-laws who mistreat them, and they have to find their way in a land where they don't speak the language. There is no time to grieve the loss of her father, and there is family history that no one talks about. It will take Eunhae 20 years to make this journey through grief to wholeness.

I recommend this book to anyone who has lost a loved one, especially a parent, and who has found it hard to move on with their life.
Hugifyn
I love that this story shows a girl's point of view and eventually growing up and learning that there is more than meets the eye of her beloved appa (daddy), and family. She never lets go of her father who has sacrificed so much to bring his family to America. Eventually she grows up emotionally and finds herself while visiting her homeland. This is a fascinating story, revealing many real-life challenges immigrants face, whether young or old, while struggling to find their place in this new place they call home. I read this book in one day, couldn't put it down long!
Mr.Champions
I began reading this book on my flight home to see my family for the holidays. The first few days I was home, I constantly had that book in my hand. Everyone kept asking me, "What is this book that you're reading?!" I just couldn't put it down. I was so fascinated by it.
I thought the author did a beautiful job getting into the thoughts of the main charater, Eunhae, at each age in her progression through life. When Eunhae was 9, I really thought of her like a 9 year old. When she was in college or an adult, she truly seemed to take on those characteristics. I felt like I watched a little girl grow up.
One other thing I thought was fascinating was to see the difficulties that a first generation immigrant often faces. It is amazing how these people often have lives that were so successful in their homeland and then they have to take on such degrading jobs and sacrifice so much just to make it in America. It gave me a new level of respect for the immigrant families that I encounter.
Great read! Definitely recommend it!!
Maman
The book is very readable in a mellifluous style. It should be a must-read for young immigrants who can relate to the multiple themes in the book. It has specific Korean nuances but that in itself is what makes it relatable to other cultures' uniqueness and universality. I especially enjoyed the passages on social status, church, color of skin, shape of eyes, other traditions and even ways of eating. But when it comes down to it, it is all about the sanctity of family, and not necessarily the family you were born into, and the value of hard work in all vicissitudes of life. I cannot wait for the next book from this very promising fledgling author.
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