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The Calligrapher's Daughter - A Novel

Eugenia Kim

In early-twentieth-century Korea, Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, longs to choose her own destiny. Smart and headstrong, she is encouraged by her mother-but her stern father is determined to maintain tradition, especially as the Japanese steadily gain control of his beloved country. When he seeks to marry Najin into an aristocratic family, her mother defies generations of obedient wives and instead sends her to serve in the king's court as a companion to a young princess. But the king is soon assassinated, and the centuries-old dynastic culture comes to its end. In the shadow of the dying monarchy, Najin begins a journey through increasing oppression that will forever change her world. As she desperately seeks to continue her education, will the unexpected love she finds along the way be enough to sustain her through the violence and subjugation her country continues to face? Spanning thirty years, The Calligrapher's Daughter is a richly drawn novel in the tradition of Lisa See and Amy Tan about a country torn between ancient customs and modern possibilities, a family ultimately united by love, and a woman who never gives up her search for freedom.

In early-twentieth-century Korea, Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, longs to choose her own destiny. Smart and headstrong, she is encouraged by her mother-but her stern father is determined to maintain tradition, especially as the Japanese steadily gain control of his beloved country. When he seeks to marry Najin into an aristocratic family, her mother defies generations of obedient wives and instead sends her to serve in the king's court as a companion to a young princess. But the king is soon assassinated, and the centuries-old dynastic culture comes to its end. In the shadow of the dying monarchy, Najin begins a journey through increasing oppression that will forever change her world. As she desperately seeks to continue her education, will the unexpected love she finds along the way be enough to sustain her through the violence and subjugation her country continues to face? Spanning thirty years, The Calligrapher's Daughter is a richly drawn novel in the tradition of Lisa See and Amy Tan about a country torn between ancient customs and modern possibilities, a family ultimately united by love, and a woman who never gives up her search for freedom.
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In early-twentieth-century Korea, Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, longs to choose her own destiny. Smart and headstrong, she is encouraged by her mother-but her stern father is determined to maintain tradition, especially as the Japanese steadily gain control of his beloved country. When he seeks to marry Najin into an aristocratic family, her mother defies generations of obedient wives and instead sends her to serve in the king's court as a companion to a young princess. But the king is soon assassinated, and the centuries-old dynastic culture comes to its end. In the shadow of the dying monarchy, Najin begins a journey through increasing oppression that will forever change her world. As she desperately seeks to continue her education, will the unexpected love she finds along the way be enough to sustain her through the violence and subjugation her country continues to face? Spanning thirty years, The Calligrapher's Daughter is a richly drawn novel in the tradition of Lisa See and Amy Tan about a country torn between ancient customs and modern possibilities, a family ultimately united by love, and a woman who never gives up her search for freedom.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lorna Raver

Length:

16h 27m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:32


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

38:35


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

38:53


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

17:31


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

28:22


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

18:46


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

43:13


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

06:52


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

25:47


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

42:15


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

33:05


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

01:16:47


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

57:25


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

15:58


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

01:45:24


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

44:31


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

37:46


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

44:04


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

49:26


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

32:32


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

30:54


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

45:59


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

10:21


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

12:42


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

19:50


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

13:11


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

05:31


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

12:06


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

17:51


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

36:54


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

14:30


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

09:53


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

00:27