Year of Impossible Goodbyes

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Year of Impossible Goodbyes

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.


  • Age Level = 10 and up
  • Book Author = Sook Nyul Choi
  • Book Material = Paperback
  • Book Publisher = Random House
  • Copyright = c1991
  • Grade Level = 5 and up
  • Condition = New

Item Number: 26-147

Item ID: 35767

Category: World War II