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White Pearl And I

White Pearl And I

by Svetlana Kim
     
 
Svetlana Kim was just twenty-three years old when she left Leningrad, Russia, for New York City. During a chance encounter in a bread line, a former schoolmate offered her a plane ticket from the black market to America. With only a dollar in her pocket and no knowledge of the English language, Kim left her family and friends for a new life, just as her

Overview

Svetlana Kim was just twenty-three years old when she left Leningrad, Russia, for New York City. During a chance encounter in a bread line, a former schoolmate offered her a plane ticket from the black market to America. With only a dollar in her pocket and no knowledge of the English language, Kim left her family and friends for a new life, just as her great-grandparents had left Korea for Russia nearly a century before. Faced with seemingly insurmountable odds after her arrival in the United States, the intrepid young woman clung tightly to her memories of her Soviet-Korean grandmother Bya-ok (Korean for "White Pearl"). Inspired by White Pearl's indomitable spirit in the face of tremendous adversity, Kim tirelessly pursued the American dream.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419655746
Publisher:
BookSurge, LLC
Publication date:
12/19/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

Svetlana Kim, Speaker, Author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee, a columnist for ALIST magazine and PERREAULT Global Digital magazine; Certified Hypnotherapist (CHt), EFT, Consultant, and Community Advocate.
Svetlana is a host of the Radio Show called "To The Stars Through Adversity." http://www.blogtalkradio.com/svetlanakim.

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