Korean Title: Samshpchilnyeonmane Jibe Wasseumnida
Author: Kelly Fern (Myonghi Lee) with Brad Fern
Translator: Jeong-min Shim
244 pages | 223*152mm
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About This Book
Songs of My Two Families (renamed by the Korea publisher 37 Years to Return Home) is about a story that has already received significant media interest. Korean Broadcasting System aired a five-episode documentary of the story on Korean national TV, and the story was featured on Dick Gordon's radio program, The Story.
The memoir follows the double life of a Korean girl who was adopted by an American family in 1971, when she was five. On the plane to America with another young adoptee, the two girls were accidently switched, and each American family adopted the wrong child. When the switch was discovered some weeks later, Kelly’s new parents refused to give her up, leading to an emotional battle that ended with both girls becoming part of the same American family. Because of this mix up, Kelly and her Korean family quickly lost touch with each other.
Thirty-six years later, in the fall of 2007 - after Kelly gave up her own first daughter for adoption - her birth family managed to find her. They were all alive and had been searching for her for decades.
In July 2008, Kelly went back to Korea and reconnected with her mother, her dying father, her four siblings, and the culture and community into which she had been born. She also discovered the truth about why she was given up for adoption.
--Kelly Fern with Brad Fern
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