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Ruby's Reads

As a librarian of 26 years, I love to read all types of fiction. Some of my favorites are mysteries, suspense & thrillers, and historicals. I currently work for Salt Lake County Library Services in Utah. I am a widow with 8 children and 15 grandchildren.

The Orphan Master's Son

Pulitzer Prize winning novel gives a unique perspective into North Korea and its inhabitants.  Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother -- a "stolen" opera singer sent to Pyongyang -- and an influential father who runs Lost Tomorrows, a work camp for orphans. Jun Do becomes a professional kidnapper who must navigate the shiftfing rules, arbitrary violence, and baffling demands of his Korean overlords in order to stay alive. 


A thriller that will make you very glad if you live in the US.....and very sad for those who live in North Korea.  This book will open your eyes and its poignant story will stay with you forever.