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Recommended historical fiction books (4)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into historical fiction here are some historical fiction books from South Korea for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.


The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / South Korea flag South Korea
'A beautiful, deliberate and satisfying story spanning thirty years of Korean history' Publishers' Weekly 'Kim weaves a wonderfully nuanced historical portrait, rich in detail and resonant with meaning and wisdom' Independent In Korea, Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, longs to choose her own destiny. Smart and headstrong, she is encouraged by her mother - but her stern father is determined to maintain tradition, especially as the Japanese steadily gain control of his beloved country. When he seeks to marry fourteen-year-old Najin into an aristocratic family, her mother def... continue


The Color of Earth by Dong Hwa Kim EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Asia / South Korea flag South Korea
Contains graphic sexual topics.


Your Republic Is Calling You by Kim Young-ha EN

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Country: Asia / South Korea flag South Korea
This psychological thriller of a North Korean spy living in Seoul is “perhaps the most intriguing and accomplished Korean fiction yet to appear in English” (Kirkus). Foreign film importer Kim Ki-Yong is a family man with a wife and daughter. Living a prosperous life in Seoul, South Korea, he’s an aficionado of Heineken, soccer, and sushi. But he is also a North Korean spy who has been living among his enemies for twenty-one years. Then, after more than a decade of silence from the home office, he receives a mysterious email stating that he has one day to return to headquarters. But is the mess... continue