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DEVOUREROFBOOKS.COM  This Burns My Heart is an exquisite debut novel…Park manages to bring Soo-Ja to life in a compelling way…This is a function both of Park’s strong characterization, but also of his vivid and poetic use of language…all in all a stunning novel.”

A CASUAL READER’S BLOG: “I was so moved by this book. This is the kind of book that makes you feel so many things, but in the end I was incredibly uplifted. I am recommending this book as highly as I possibly can. It has been my favorite book so far this year, and I am sure it will be on many “best of” lists to come.”

BOOKPLEASURES.COM  “Samuel Park brings to life the real-life Korea in a way I have yet to come across….An un-putdown-able read, and you constantly want to know what happens next. A story that will linger with you for some time.”

DEBOLINASBOOKS.COM “I especially loved the novel because of its glimpse into a world that is different from mine…A story that will linger with you for some time. Strongly recommended.” 

LOOKATMYBOOKS.COM “I finished this book in one afternoon, and was left wanting more.  It was so beautifully written and the story had such an impact on me.”

5MINUTESFORBOOKS.COM “… [gives] insight into Korean culture, deftly capturing the sights, sounds and textures of the time, as well as showing the changes that are taking place. It’s the sort of book that pulls you in, a feast for all the senses.”       

RENAISSANCEOFREADING.COM “…readers will be engrossed and involved in Park’s fascinating plot…a complex and intriguing novel that I plan on recommending to all the voracious readers I know.”

KNITTINGANDSUNDRIES.COM  “Soo-Ja is…a wonderful character that you will cheer on and hope for…This glimpse into the Korean culture is more than just that – it is a telling story of the triumph of strength over weakness, of adversity making one stronger, of a love that was meant to be…My OWN heart burned for Soo-Ja, and I became emotionally attached to her, in spite of, or maybe even because of, the cultural differences.” 

BOOKSAKE.COM  “Being a fan of novels like The Joy Luck Club and Memoirs of a Geisha, I can say that this story won me over…I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys unrequited love, historical fiction, Asian cultures… really anyone that wants to get lost in a great story.”

GREATTHOUGHTS.COM “Mr. Park’s mellifluous prose made reading this novel a joy.”

KOREANBEACON.com  “Whether or not one is familiar with motifs of Korean culture, the novel evokes universally identifiable emotions that seem to be at the heart of its success.”

BOOKINGITONTHEN.COM “…so gripping and moving, so exciting and heartbreaking, it’s impossible to put down.  With a vastly satisfying ending, this incredibly engaging story is a MUST READ this summer.”

BOOKHOUNDS.COM “Absolutely loved it…This story of reconnection and true love is a wonderful debut and I would love to read more from this author.”

KIMCHIMAMAS.COM  “I highly recommend this book to people who would like to see the Korea our parents grew up in come alive.”

IGOTMOMPOWER.COM  “This book is a must-read and a highly recommended addition to every woman’s library.”

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