Dear Kim Dong Hwa,

The Color of EarthI heard about The Color of Earth some time ago, and decided after I saw the beautiful cover that it would go on my list of highly anticipated things to read.  So, when it appeared at the bookstore, I picked it up, and was quite happy I did!  I loved the languid pace of the story, and the sort of…dreamlike quality of the whole setting.  I loved the moments of intimacy between mother and daughter, and I laughed out loud at all the misinformation passed around by the village children as they’re pre-pubescing.  Then, of course, there’s the art–it’s incredibly beautiful.  Simple, delicate, flowing, and there was always a lot of restful white space for my eyes.  That the story is biographical was icing on the whole wonderful cake, bringing a very pleasant sense of nostalgia to the story.  Five stars, and I can’t wait to read the next one.

Love,

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