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Year of Impossible Goodbyes

(1991)
(The first book in the Sookan series)
A novel by

 
It is 1945, and courageous ten-year-old Sookan and her family must endure the cruelties of the Japanese military occupying Korea.  Police captain Narita does his best to destroy everything of value to the family, but he cannot break their spirit.  Sookan's father is with the resistance movement in Manchuria and her older brothers have been sent away to labor camps.  Her mother is forced to supervise a sock factory and Sookan herself must wear a uniform and attend a Japanese school.

Then the war ends.  Out come the colorful Korean silks and bags of white rice.  But Communist Russian troops have taken control of North Korea and once again the family is suppressed.  Sookan and her family know their only hope for freedom lies in a dangerous escape to Americancontrolled South Korea.

Here is the incredible story of one family's love for each other and their determination to risk everything to find freedom.

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Hardback Editions

September 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Year of Impossible Goodbyes
Author(s): Sook Nyul Choi
ISBN: 1-4395-5338-6 / 978-1-4395-5338-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-09-18
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September 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: Year of Impossible Goodbyes
Author(s): Sook Nyul Choi
ISBN: 0-395-57419-6 / 978-0-395-57419-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
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January 1993 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Year of Impossible Goodbyes
Author(s): Sook Nyul Choi
ISBN: 0-8335-9794-9 / 978-0-8335-9794-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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February 1993 : USA Turtleback
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Title: Year of Impossible Goodbyes
Author(s): Sook Nyul Choi
ISBN: 0-606-03001-8 / 978-0-606-03001-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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January 1993 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Year of Impossible Goodbyes
Author(s): Sook Nyul Choi
ISBN: 0-7807-2017-2 / 978-0-7807-2017-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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Paperback Editions

January 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: Year of Impossible Goodbyes
Author(s): Sook Nyul Choi
ISBN: 0-440-40759-1 / 978-0-440-40759-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
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1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: Year of Impossible Goodbyes
Author(s): Sook Nyul Choi
ISBN: 0-440-90024-7 / 978-0-440-90024-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell Publishing
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Audio Editions

1998 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Year of Impossible Goodbyes
Author(s): Sook Nyul Choi
ISBN: 0-7887-2224-7 / 978-0-7887-2224-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Book
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Kindle Editions

September 1991 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Year of Impossible Goodbyes
Author(s): Sook Nyul Choi
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
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