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Crying in H Mart (Hardcover, Knopf Publishing Group) 4 stars

A memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity. …

A bittersweet memoir of family, the immigrant / mixed race experience and food

3 stars

I listened to the audiobook, narrated by the author. I always love reading (hearing)? about the mixed heritage and/or immigrant experience, and I always love reading about food, and this book is heavy on both those points.

This is a memoir the author's loss of her mother and the work to integrate and come to terms with her mother's Korean heritage. There is a big emphasis on food as a cultural touchstone and social binding agent. Made me want to eat (more) Korean food.

I enjoyed this a lot, but I'm taking a couple of stars off because at times the writing didn't feel great, and at times it felt repetitive. It is possible that that narrated by a more gifted reader or as a plain old non-audio book it would have landed better for me.