A memoir I want to read, have you read it?

01 Nov

I’m compiling a list of books I want to try to read this winter.

Review: Ghost of Sangju: A Memoir of Reconciliation from Harlow’s Monkey back in 2015

The author of Ghost of Sangju, Soojung Jo, used to blog at Faith and Illusions years ago, she had the most amazing gift of putting her feelings into words that just gripped you they were so honest and you could almost feel the emotions. Soojung Jo as it relates to adoption is an adoptee, adoptive parent, and contributor at Lost Daughters.

“You had nightmares every night for a long time and screamed in Korean words, but we didn’t know what they meant. I asked someone who knew Korean, and he said it was um-ma um-ma, the word for mom.”
― Soojung Jo, Ghost of Sangju

“I’m ready for the day when Mom loves me too much to keep me, and for every other person who will someday see that I’m not worth holding on to.”
Soojung Jo, Ghost of Sangju


Posted by on November 1, 2017 in Adoption, adoptive parents


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3 responses to “A memoir I want to read, have you read it?

  1. Cindy

    November 3, 2017 at 3:22 am

    Have not read. It is now on my must read list, thanks to you. 🙂


    • TAO

      November 3, 2017 at 3:28 am

      If you get to it first come back and let me know how it is.


      • Cindy

        November 5, 2017 at 2:34 am

        Will do. We’ll see how soon. I’ve got a backlog of adoptee reads to catch up on. So glad for all their voices. Yours too. You have, in many ways, mellowed me from being completely reactionary based…all the time. Taught this half crazed mother (some would doubt the half part) a way to tame it down a bit. Oh, adoptee voices are vital!

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