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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht, read by Greta Jung.

'Look for your sister after each dive. Never forget. If you see her, you are safe.'

Hana and her little sister Emi are part of an island community of haenyeo, women who make their living from diving deep into the sea off the southernmost tip of Korea.

One day Hana sees a Japanese soldier heading for where Emi is guarding the day's catch on the beach. Her mother has told her again and again never to be caught alone with one. Terrified for her sister, Hana swims as hard as she can for the shore.

So begins the story of two sisters suddenly and violently separated by war. Switchbacking between Hana in 1943 and Emi as an old woman today, White Chrysanthemum takes us into a dark and devastating corner of history. But pulling us back into the light are two women whose love for one another is strong enough to triumph over the evils of war.

A riveting, immersive read in the vein of The Kite Runner and Memoirs of a Geisha.

©2018 Mary Lynn Bracht (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"A hugely affecting, captivating read - I cried for most of the second half." ( Stylist)
"Beautifully written... In elegant but emotionally devastating prose Bracht conveys the heartbreaking impact of brutality and war upon women." ( Sunday Express)

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Sad, brutal & yet beautiful young woman’s story

Impressive history although quite shocking told thru the life of child’s survival. Awesomely appreciated story.

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  • Jax
  • 17-05-2018

white chrysanthemum

excellent story very emoitonal at times I hope more people read this
beautifully told. thankyou

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  • Mr. Leonard Broadhurst
  • 31-03-2018

I couldn't get into this book.

we all have our own choice of narrator. this one wasn't mine. I will be returning to audible