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Publisher's Summary

In the spirit of 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 more than 60 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.
©2018 Mary Lynn Bracht (P)2018 Penguin Audio
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By Sarahjaye on 02-23-18

Amazing tribute. Must read.

Not for the faint of heart, there is a lot of violence against women portrayed in this book. But it had me hooked. In the end, I have to say this is a beautiful tribute to women victims of war. I highly recommend.

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4 out of 5 stars
By J. Collins on 08-07-18

A different kind of historical fiction

I liked how different this book was. It was something that I didn't expect I'd like, but it was great. It nice to find new books like this!

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