Reviewed by Amy Wisehart, Director

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This is a beautifully written memoir about adoption and family. Nicole Chung was born premature to a Korean American family and given up for adoption. Her adoptive parents are white and she grew up in a small town in Oregon where she was virtually the only non-white child in her school. She grapples with her identity and the prejudice she experiences that her parents don’t quite understand. As an adult she finds her birth family, at a time when she is pregnant with her first child, and she skillfully explores the complexities of those family dynamics and family secrets she uncovers.