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Crying in H Mart

By Michelle Zauner
Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner digital book - Fable

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the indie rock sensation known as Japanese Breakfast, an unforgettable memoir about family, food, grief, love, and growing up Korean American—“in losing her mother and cooking to bring her back to life, Zauner became herself” (NPR). • CELEBRATING OVER ONE YEAR ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST

In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother's particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother's tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food.

As she grew up, moving to the East Coast for college, finding work in the restaurant industry, and performing gigs with her fledgling band--and meeting the man who would become her husband--her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live. It was her mother's diagnosis of terminal cancer, when Michelle was twenty-five, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her.

Vivacious and plainspoken, lyrical and honest, Zauner's voice is as radiantly alive on the page as it is onstage. Rich with intimate anecdotes that will resonate widely, and complete with family photos, Crying in H Mart is a book to cherish, share, and reread.

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Likable charactersBeautifully writtenEasy to readOriginal writingComing of ageHeartbreaking
Believable charactersCharacters change and growDescriptive writingEasy to read
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Characters change and growDiverse charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenComing of ageHeartbreaking
Slightly Smiling Face“A really beautiful take on love and grief and family and identity. I feel like the author had a very distinct voice and I loved that! She was extremely descriptive, especially about food.🤪”
Descriptive writingThought-provoking

About Michelle Zauner

MICHELLE ZAUNER is best known as the two-time Grammy nominated musician Japanese Breakfast. She has won acclaim from major music outlets around the world for releases like Psychopomp (2016) and Soft Sounds from Another Planet (2017).

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