Nancy Kim [free read online] Like Wind Against Rock

Like Wind Against RockNote I received an eARC on NetgalleyThe relationship between the immigrant parent and child is uniue to say the least Often characterized by high standards and a seemingly ever widening cultural chasm there is a *sense of pressure applied to both parties The immigrant parent feels the pressure to provide to give *of pressure applied to both parties The immigrant parent feels the pressure to provide to give child the opportunities that they never had The child of an immigrant feels the pressure to fulfill parental expectations to ensure that their parent s sacrifices weren t in vain This pressure manifests itself in exacting standards that we all feel we must adhere to for our entire that we all feel we must adhere to for our entire What we all forcefully ignore is the reality that neither of us can adhere to such standards forever No one can In Like Wind Against Rock Kim explores what happens when those standards are broken What happens when our immigrant mother is widowed Is she expected to languish in loneliness until her death What happens when The Ultimate EU Test Book Administrators 2020 you get divorced Most importantly what happens whenou find Comprendre et grer les conflits dans les entreprises et les organisations yourself on a path entirely different than the oneou expected Islamic Dynasties A Chronological and Genealogical Handbook Islamic Surveys yourself to followour entire life Kim s method of addressing this inevitable uestion all immigrant families will face is characterized by a frankness unlike any other book about the immigrant experience that I have ever read She doesn t shy away from dealing with the uncomfortable realities of facing how who we truly are differs greatly from the standards we tried so desperately to adhere to In a mother and a daughter the reader is able to find both empathy and a deep sense of being known Their struggles when it comes down to it are universal But messaging isn t the only reason why this book is so effective The reason Like Wind Against Rock is able to provoke a profound impact is because of vivid characters Alice and her mother truly feel like nothing less than real people to me In fact it s hard to imagine that they don t exist Specifically I need to address character development A common misconception is that character development is linear as if characters in books grow from ignorance at point A to enlightenment at Point B That S Simply Not True Humans Don T B That s simply not true Humans don t just grow and then stop The process of growth isn t as simple as evolving through a single course of time We grow we regress We learn we fail Kim understands this cyclical nature of character development in real life humans and applies that to her characters I could go on for much longer but here s how I ll sum things up read this book If Un Nol River Falls you re a person who is living the immigrant experience read this book Ifou re a person who hasn t lived the immigrant experience still read this book Read it to explore the part of the immigrant experience that is rarely given the attention it deserves and certainly read it to meet two people who will never uite leave our life Like Wind Against RockAlice is 39 and finds herself newly single going through divorce and living with her Mother after the sudden passing of her Father and subseuent breakdown of her marriage Whilst trying to keep up with her Mother s busy dating life and navigating her own dating and friendship trials she discovers some of her late Fathers possessions ready for the trash Within those items is a diary written in Korean which Alice cannot translate herself however her trusty employer Mr Park offers to his translation services but what will he uncoverI really enjoyed the novel being told from the 2 points of view Alice s and Mr Park s as well as the diary entries I definitely laughed at the chapters with Alice s Mother her uestionable and proba. A novel of explosive family secrets regret and all the little decisions that shape our lives and make us who we areAt the age of thirty nine Alice Chang suddenly finds herself living in the last place she expected her mother’s house But in the face of divorce eviction and the recent death of her

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Bly not age appropriate clothing choices her also uestionable taste in men but it bought a fun lightheartedness to the book Without giving away any spoilers I really would love to know what happens next I thoroughly enjoyed this read and would recommendThank ou for the ARC Alice is 39 separated from her husband and newly entering the online dating world alongside her recently widowed mother Alice comes across her father s diary which has potential to expose long held family secrets which would threaten to Unravel Her World I her world I enjoyed this book The characters were complex *and fleshed out the novel was well written with many passages that made *fleshed out the novel was well written with many passages that made pause highlight and reread Character driven and very much a slow burn Like Wind Against Rock was well paced and very readable There was one twist around 60% of the way in that had me uestioning the plausibility of the plot but I still enjoyed the way the novel tied together in the end Thank ou to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for this advanced copy I received this ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewI really enjoyed this book It isn t a genre that I am normally drawn towards however the premise seemed so interesting that I "had to reuest and read it The story follows Alice Chang and her life during her divorce "to reuest and read it The story follows Alice Chang and her life during her divorce after the death of her father I won t post any spoilers but I will say that this story was incredibly beautiful and well written with plot twists that felt natural et still unpredictable rather than some elaborate gotcha moment All of the characters were written in a way that made them all likeable The Cambridge Handbook of Sociolinguistics yet very obvious with their flaws and shortcomings there wasn t a clear villain or good guy in this book because everyone just acted the way people act in real life I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has a chance to pick it up either before or after its publish date It is a lovely read and I look forward to seeing what else Nancy Kim will release in the future In this story we follow 39ear old Alice Chang undergoing life changes after divorcing her husband Louis Starting with Alice moving in with her mother Than Alice and her friend Janine decide to go online to this site called setmeupcom where Alice meets Rick that ends up changing her life forever at the age of 40Alice only has her mother no siblings that she knows of until one day she comes across a notebook It is her father s diary Then she meets a gentleman that she needs help translating her father s diary for her During this time she finds out her father had an affair when he was alive and she has a half brother whom she already metThis is a very heart warming story I really enjoyed it I would love to rate it a 5 but will give it a high 4 The reason for this is because I did not like how the mother talked I couldn t figure out why she talked the way that she did but it almost reminded me of the way a Mille et un champignons young child starts to learn to talk There were parts of the story where I got a bit confused at times when there would be a new chapter I couldn t tell whose story was being told right away It would take me a few pages until I figured it out Otherwise I highly recommend this book Very cute story It is a very easy read The story was interesting and I enjoyed how it all twisted together and told a bigger story I always love learning new things about different cultures food words traditions etc I connected on a personal level as someone who does bookkeeping as a living It was fun to read about a lesser talked about career and hope that maybe one day I will. Ather she doesn’t have a choiceWatching as her mother thrives in a new job and meetsounger men at the local gym Alice struggles reflecting on her parents’ marriage her relationship with each of them as she adjusts to being single again for the first time in twenty ears Then she finds her fath. Fall into a library to manage their books The book was a uick easy read that had funny and sad moments It made me step back and reflect on my relationships with friends and my parents and myself I really looked at what have I put on the back burner to take care of my family and maybe now is the time to step up and work at something that I ve dreamed of and grow a little as individualThanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for the ARC When I read the blurb for this story I knew I had to read it A beautiful beautiful book that defies genre and my words There is love there is history There Is A Secret This Is Truly An Ep I is a secret This is truly an ep I enjoyed this book The synopsis was intriguing and caught my attention immediately The story follows Alice Chang who s life has ended up in a place she never thought it would She s starting over after her husband decides they should divorce She s living with her mom and her dad has passed away Much to her dismay right after her dad dies her mother seems uickly ready to move on She disposes of his items and sells his car Alice intercepts his items destined for the dump and finds among the belongings a journal It is written in Korean so she can t read it She asks her employer Mr Park to translate it for her The only problem is there are secrets to be revealed within those pages that may be better left among the trash undiscovered While Alice is struggling with her new life circumstances her mother has entered the dating scene and seems to be moving forward The story of her fathers past unfolds through the journal entries It brings into the light what it means to sacrifice for the sake of our family against all odds Overall this was a good story It was
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to read and was able to finish it very uickly The character development was good and I was able to connect with the characters and become invested in their storyThank Je mourrai pas gibier you to NetGalley Lake Union Publishing for the ARC This is one of the loveliest novels I have read thisear Such a good surprise and a reminder of why I love having the opportunity to read a book before it has been published Somehow Alice is living with her mother after her father has died and her husband left her Now her mother is no longer the old fashioned Korean wife and mother but an eager Internet dater looking for excitement and a new beginning It s her mother s zest for life that pushes Alice to step out of her own comfort zone Alice has also saved a notebook that her father had been using as a journal before his death She finally asks a colleague to translate it and within the translation is an intriguing subplot Every character is incredibly likable and so well developed that I pictured them vividly This is a very special book I was totally engaged and I loved the characters I noticed it had uestions for book club discussions so I was excited at the opportunity to share the book and subseuent discussion with my own book club Thank Il est temps d'agir (IC.ESSAIS) you Netgalley for this early holiday gift Onceou open this book and start reading that s Climate, Society and Subsurface Politics in Greenland you hooked It won t letou go until La Muette you ve finished This is how I found myself racing through it in a day It s a short read with big themes Nancy Kim s writing is deceptively simple and conversational in style Like Wind Against Rock is a tale of love marriage familial duty what it means to be a father ageing and the difficulties that presents to women enduring friendships secrets lies and a nod to the importance of libraries Kim entices the reader through the whole gamut of emotions delivering the occasional gut punch I loved Er’s old journaland uncovers a shocking family secret that forces her to uestion everything she thought she knew about love regret family and her own path forwardAs Alice comes to terms with the man her father really was she must finally decide who she wants to be and what it will take to get ther.


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