Ten thousand sorrows the extraordinary journey of a Korean war orphan by Elizabeth Kim

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Originally published: Doubleday, 2000.

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StatementElizabeth Kim.
The Physical Object
Pagination256p.
Number of Pages256
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Open LibraryOL20067695M
ISBN 100385601980

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Elizabeth's mother had always told her that life was made up of ten thousand joys as well as ten thousand sorrows, and, supported by her loving daughter, and by a return to her Buddhist faith, she finally found a way to savour those joys, as well as the courage to exorcise the demons of her past.

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Great Britain: Ted Smart, Hardcover Ten Thousand Sorrows. The Extraordinary Jouney of a Korean War Orphan The author grew up in China during the Cultural Revolution. Each night she listened to her grandmother forbidden Buddhist prayers.

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