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This book was just an amazing read, that taught me more about the practice of "picture brides" a concept that I knew very little about before reading this book. This book was very well written, and definitely took into account the hopes and dreams of the (basically) child brides that were being sent from Korea, often to husbands that looked nothing like their real pictures. Most of these brides did not even have enough money to return to Korea if things didn't go as planned, and so they were stuck with husbands that were nothing like they were thinking they were going to have. (either because they were older than they said, or that they just were a completely different person.) This book really showed the strength that all of these women had, being thrown into an unknown situation, not realizing the hardships that they were going to face.

Brilliant writing and story!