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Oh, Axie

Summary: Cello prodigy Jenny's goal is to get into a prestigious music conservatory. When she meets Jaewoo in her uncle's Los Angeles karaoke bar, it's clear he is the kind of boy who would uproot her careful plans. In a moment of spontaneity she allows him to pull her out of her comfort zone for one unforgettable night of adventure-- before he disappears without a word. Three months later, when Jenny...

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC OH

Cho, Kat

Summary: After eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung, a nine-tailed fox surviving in modern-day Seoul by eating the souls of evil men, kills a murderous goblin to save Jihoon, she is forced to choose between her immortal life and his.

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Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers 2019

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Lee, Stephan

Summary: "Candace Park knows a lot about playing a role. For most of her life, she's been playing the role of the quiet Korean girl who takes all AP classes and plays a classical instrument, keeping her dreams of stardom--and her obsession with SLK, K-pop's top boyband--to herself. She doesn't see how a regular girl like her could possibly become one of those K-pop goddesses she sees on YouTube. Even...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Point 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC LEE

Park, Sang Young

Summary: "Love in the Big City is the English-language debut of Sang Young Park, one of Korea's most exciting young writers. A runaway bestseller, the novel hit the top five lists of all the major bookstores and went into nine printings. Love in the Big City is an energetic, joyful, and moving novel that depicts both the glittering nighttime world of Seoul and the bleary-eyed morning-after. Young is a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2021

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC PAR

Cho, Kat

Summary: "Somin and Junu are helping Miyoung and Jihoon heal from their recent trauma when a new supernatural threat arises"-- Gu Miyoung is a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour the energy of men in order to survive. She violated the rules of survival to rescue Jihoon and lost her fox bead, her gumiho soul. Following the deaths of Miyoung's mother, Yena, and Jihoon's grandmother, they might have...

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Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC CHO

Young, Alexandra Leigh

Summary: Every Friday after school, dressed in their South Korean prep-school uniforms Alice Choy and her little sister, Olivia, head to Myeongdong, brave a dank, basement-level stairwell full of graffiti, and slip into a noreabang. Back in San Francisco, when she still had friends and earthly possessions, Alice took regular singing lessons. But since their diplomat mom moved them to Seoul, she pours...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Walker Books 2021

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC YOU

Cha, Frances

Summary: "Kyuri is a heartbreakingly beautiful woman with a hard-won job at a 'room salon', an exclusive bar where she entertains businessmen while they drink. Though she prides herself on her cold, clear-eyed approach to life, an impulsive mistake with a client may come to threaten her livelihood. Her roommate, Miho, is a talented artist who grew up in an orphanage but won a scholarship to study art...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2020

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Frederick, Jen

Summary: "From USA Today bestselling author Jen Frederick comes a heart-wrenching yet hopeful romance that shows that the price of belonging is often steeper than expected. As a Korean adoptee, Hara Wilson doesn't need anyone telling her she looks different from her white parents. She knows. Every time Hara looks in the mirror, she's reminded that she doesn't look like anyone else in her family-not her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Jove 2021

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Shin, Kyung-sook

Summary: "Homesick and alone, a teen-aged girl arrives in Seoul to work in a factory. Her family, still in the countryside, is too impoverished to keep sending her to school, so she works long days on a stereo-assembly line, struggling through night school every evening in order to achieve her dream of becoming a writer"

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2016

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Limon, Martin

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Publisher / Publication Date: Soho Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LIM

Chŏng, Yu-jŏng

Summary: ""A cool, crafty did-he-do-it thriller...The Good Son will rivet readers of Jo Nesbo and Patricia Highsmith." --A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window. The Talented Mr. Ripley meets The Bad Seed in this breathless, chilling psychological thriller by the #1 international bestselling novelist known as "Korea's Stephen King" Who can you trust if you can't trust...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2018

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC CHO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC JEO

Shin, Kyung-Sook.

Summary: Follows the efforts of a family to find the mother who went missing from Seoul Station and their sobering realizations when they recall memories that suggest she may not have been happy.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SHI

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Limón, Martin

Summary: A murder investigation in 1970s Seoul by U.S. military police. The protagonists are detectives George Sueno and Ernie Bascom, the former an orphan from Los Angeles whose youth was spent in so many foster homes he easily adapts to life in South Korea. He speaks the language and understands the mentality of the people.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1997

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LIM

Summary: Set in the late 1920s, the story follows a cat-and-mouse game between a group of resistance fighters who want to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul, and the Japanese agents trying to stop them. A talented Korean-born Japanese police officer, who was previously in the independence movement himself, is torn between his duty as an officer and his instinct to support the greater cause.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN AGE

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