East to America

Korean American Life Stories

The highly praised first oral history of the Korean American community; a Kiriyama Book Prize finalist

“A revelation. . . Affirmation, insight, and spontaneous poetry—the sheer pleasure of tales well told.” — The Nation

In this collection of powerful, candid oral histories, a wide cross section of Korean Americans renders a portrait of a community grappling with racial tensions, class and gender differences, and differing notions of family and home.


“Fascinating . . . [East to America] provides a panoramic view of the Korean community.”
Los Angeles Times
“A riveting book! . . . The new history of the West.”
San Jose Mercury News

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