I'll Be Right There

I'll Be Right There

A Novel

Book - 2013
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While people vanish without a trace and others die senselessly, Jung Yoon matures into young adulthood as she loses her beloved mother, meets a once-in-a-lifetime mentor professor, forms and renews intimate friendships, and creates "forever" memories with her first love.
Publisher: New York : Other Press, [2013]
ISBN: 9781590516737
1590516737
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 325 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title (Original Script): 어디선가 나를 찾는 전화벨이 울리고

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lilacviolette Feb 11, 2018

Whenever I refer to a certain time as 'long ago', I feel like I am walking somewhere. Maybe those things that we realize only after so much time has passed that we can describe them as 'long ago' are what we are made of.

lilacviolette Feb 11, 2018

Writers who died before the age of thirty-three...I savored the words in my head.
"You're probably now wondering why thirty-three. That's the age at which Jesus was crucified and Alexander the Great created his empire and died. After thirty-three, you can't really say you're young anymore. And don't we say that someone has died young when they die before the age of thirty-three? For artists, an early death is sometimes an honor."

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AmandaCzernecki
Jul 13, 2017

Life demands sacrifice & difficult decisions from us at every moment. Living does not mean passing through a void of nothingness but rather through a web of relationships among beings, each with their own weight & volume & texture. Insofar as everything is always changing, so our sense of hope shall never die out. Therefore, I leave you all with one final thought: Live. Until you are down to your final breath, love & fight & rage & grieve & live.

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kn1226
Feb 06, 2015

Do not grieve for me. All things must come to an end--youth, pain, passion, emptiness, war, violence. Do the flowers not bloom and fade? Just as I came into being so must I pass out of existence. Look up to the sky. That's where the stars are. They are always shining there, whether we are gazing up at them, and whether we forget, and long after we die.

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kn1226
Feb 06, 2015

We all stare at the walls and complain of loneliness. All we have to do is turn around, but instead we keep our faces to the walls.

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lilacviolette Feb 11, 2018

A poignant examination of the enduring legacy of grief and loss. Kyung-Sook Shin's work is always beautiful and lyrically written and this is no different. This book feels like a continuation of "The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness", even though it features different characters. Highly recommended whether or not you have read any of Shin's work before.

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Feb 06, 2015

kn1226 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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