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The Kims’ Journey to Harmony is a story about one Korean family’s journey to the United States following the death of Hyo Kim’s father. After the funeral, Hyo’s brother asks him to stay and take his father’s place in their engineering company. But tension between the brothers disrupts the harmony in the lives of their mother, wives, and children as they try to adjust to life in America. With the help of new classmates, colleagues, and friends, the Kims embark on a different type of journey to balance their responsibility to family with their dreams for life in America and restore harmony to everyone.
A modified version of this story is also available on our website, www.press.umich.edu/esl/stories/.
The MICHIGAN Stories for Newcomers are original fiction written for adult English learners who wish to improve their reading and English skills.