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White Chrysanthemum For Fans Of Min Jin Lee S Pachinko And Lilac Girls, The Heartbreaking History Of Korea Is Brought To Life In This Deeply Moving And Redemptive Debut That Follows Two Sisters Separated By World War II Korea, 1943 Hana Has Lived Her Entire Life Under Japanese Occupation As A Haenyeo, A Female Diver Of The Sea, She Enjoys An Independence That Few Other Koreans Can Still Claim Until The Day Hana Saves Her Younger Sister From A Japanese Soldier And Is Herself Captured And Transported To Manchuria There She Is Forced To Become A Comfort Woman In A Japanese Military Brothel But Haenyeo Are Women Of Power And Strength She Will Find Her Way Home South Korea, 2011 Emi Has Spent Than Sixty Years Trying To Forget The Sacrifice Her Sister Made, But She Must Confront The Past To Discover Peace Seeing The Healing Of Her Children And Her Country, Can Emi Move Beyond The Legacy Of War To Find Forgiveness Suspenseful, Hopeful, And Ultimately Redemptive, White Chrysanthemum Tells A Story Of Two Sisters Whose Love For Each Other Is Strong Enough To Triumph Over The Grim Evils Of War.

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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • White Chrysanthemum
  • Mary Lynn Bracht
  • 22 June 2018
  • 0735214441

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  1. says:

    This was not an easy book to read, yet I m glad that I did It s a beautifully written tribute to Korean women who were taken from their homes during the Japanese occupation and forced to be comfort women , an inconceivably gentle phrase for the sex slaves they were made to be It s also a tribute and a remembrance as the author points out in her note, to all women around the world subjected to rape during wartime These horrific events of barbaric treatment, this story of what happened to the This was not an easy book to read, yet I m glad that I did It s a beautifully written tribute to Korean women who were taken from their homes during the Japanese occupation and forced to be comfort women , an inconceivably gentle phrase for the sex slaves they were made to be It s also a tribute and a remembrance as the author points out in her note, to all women around the world subjected to rape during wartime These horrific events of barbaric treatment, this story of what happened to these women is depicted through the lives of two sisters Their separate narratives are told decades apart, but they each are very much a part of one another s thoughts and dreams and memories Hana, the older sister begins her telling in 1943, when at sixteen she has learned her mother s skill as a haenyeo , a diver, a fisher woman In spite of the Japanese occupation, their life on this small island off the coast of southern K...


  2. says:

    I love when a story takes me to a place I ve never heard of, especially an exotic location in the South Korean sea But in 1943, that beauty was shadowed by the horrid history of war Taking hundreds of thousands of lives not just soldiers, but women who were kidnapped and offered up to soldiers to be comfort women to be raped, humiliated and often murdered all in the name of supporting the Japanese war efforts.This story starts on Jeju island which sits on the map just south of Korea It s I love when a story takes me to a place I ve never heard of, especially an exotic location in the South Korean sea But in 1943, that beauty was shadowed by the horrid history of war Taking hundreds of thousands of lives not just soldiers, but women who were kidnapped and offered up to soldiers to be comfort women to be raped, humiliated and often murdered all in the name of supporting the Japanese war efforts.This story starts on Jeju island which sits on the map just south of Korea It s isolated from the mainland, but not far enough from being impacted by the war The island is occupied by the Japanese military Two sisters and their mother are haenyeo divers of the sea Hana, the eldest, is taken one day by the Japanese as she finishes a swim and is forced into the life of sacrifice to save her younger sister.Fast forward to 2011 Emi, the youngest, now 77, is still haunted by...


  3. says:

    This is a book with very hard to read subject matter It is a beautiful book and an ugly book,and a book based on historical truisms It is also about historical events of which I had no knowledge.Hana comes from a long line of strong women who are called haenyo, they dive for a living, capturing the bottom feeders of sea creatures, which will be sold at the market Emi, her younger sister, still not a strong enough swimmer, stays on shore to guard the catch The Japanese are the occupiers of So This is a book with very hard to read subject matter It is a beautiful book and an ugly book,and a book based on historical truisms It is also about historical events of which I had no knowledge.Hana comes from a long line of strong women who are called haenyo, they dive for a living, capturing the bottom feeders of...


  4. says:

    A deeply moving and beautifully written historical fiction novel of human resilience and enduring love of sisters, a story about the Korean comfort women prostituted by Japanese soldiers in World War II and two sisters separated as young girls but the bond of sisters remains strong and they never strop thinking about each other..This was an eye opening and haunting debut novel by Mary Lynn Brecht and while fictional it is based on real life events that are harrowing and disturbing in places to A deeply moving and beautifully written historical fiction novel of human resil...


  5. says:

    Powerfully heartbreaking I am always so appreciative of authors that bring remarkable stories like this to the forefront How many stories like Hanna s exist The list of women suffering wartime rape is long and will continue to grow unless we include women s wartime suffering in history books, commemorate the atrocities against them in museums, and remember the women and girls we lost by erecting monuments in their honor, like the Statue of Peace These events can not be covered up knowle Powerfully heartbreaking I am always so appreciative of authors that bring remarkable stories like this to the forefront How many stories like Hanna s exist The list of women suffering wartime rape is long and will continue to grow unless we include women s wartime suffering in hist...


  6. says:

    Sometimes, old wounds need to be reopened to let them properly healThe white chrysanthemum in Korea, the flower of the funeral, the flower of death This story tells of death perhaps not always death of the body the spirit can die too.This book tells of the comfort women , women stolen from Korea to satisfy the sexual needs of the Japanese invaders Somehow the Japanese think that sexually satisfied men will make better warriors.This book had me captivated from sentence 1 Historical ficti Sometimes, old wounds need to be reopened to let t...


  7. says:

    Subject matter in this novel was heartbreaking to read but paints a legitimate picture of the suffering of Koreans by the Japanese during WWII and post war The story alternatively told told from Hana and Emi s perspectives, sisters who were ripped apart from one another at a young age is powerful Hana s story begins in 1943 as a young girl taken by Japanese soldiers to be used as a sex slave Emi s story in 2011, as an ol...


  8. says:

    Instead she swallowed her emotions, until she was able to continue to exist This book reminded me why historical fiction is one of myfavorite genre s I learned so much about the Korean war and Korean traditions I also knew nothing about haenyeo, women of the sea, a community of close knitted female divers and matriarchs The author is an amazing writer, she tackles the very upsetting topic of comfort women women girls abducted to be sexual slaves to the Japanese army with empathy and dig Instead she swallowed her emotions, until she was able to continue to exist This book reminded me why historical fiction is one of myfavorite genre s I learned so much about the Korean war and Korean traditions I also knew nothing about haenyeo, women of the sea, a community of close knitted female divers and matriarchs The author is an amazing writer, she tackles the very upsetting topic of comfort women women girls abducted to be sexual slaves to the Japanese army with empathy and dignity I sometimes find that when I read about really harrowing experiences, far removed from anything in my life, it...


  9. says:

    I have read many, many books about WWII but this is a part of that history that was new for me Ms Bracht has composed a novel about the suffering of the Koreans during WWII and it is well researched, well written but entirely heartbreaking.The story is about two sisters, Hana and Emiko who live on an island, Jeju, off of the coast of Korea The novel opens beautifully with Hana being induced as a Haenyeo , a woman who dives expertly to sustain her family It is a difficult but peaceful life a I have read many, many books about WWII but this is a part of that history that was new for me Ms...


  10. says:

    In March 2016 I travelled to Seoul to see Pyeonghwabi the Statute of Peace It was a sort of pilgrimage for me to journey half way across the world to set my eyes on the symbol representing, for me, wartime rape not only of Korean women and girls, but of all women and girls the world over Uganda, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Myanmar, Yugoslavia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Palenstine andThe list of women suffering war time rape is long and will continue to grow unless we include women s warti In March 2016 I travelled to Seoul to see Pyeonghwabi the Statute of Peace It was a sort...

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