Crying in H Mart

Crying in H Mart

Biography & True Stories, Literary Biographies, Entertainment , Music, Composers, Musicians & Groups, Illness & Specific Conditions, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 03/03/2022
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Crying in H Mart
How do you review such a personal memoir? Put a star-rating on someone’s darkest moments? Lots of vivid descriptions of Korean food, which all sounded ve... READ MORE
Red at Southport
Crying in H Mart
Crying in my Kitchen
Emotional, honest and eloquent. A strong voice discussing grief, identity, loss, love and family dynamics. Not only a beautifully written story of how ... READ MORE
Crying in H Mart
Intimately Enthralling
I don't think I can add anything new to the discussion around this book so I'll simply say that this was the most moving, engrossing and beautifully writte... READ MORE
Madelyn Boyd
Crying in H Mart
This stays with you
I read this book a few weeks ago now, and i still don't know what to write about it. This moved me in a way i had not expected and still weeks later i fin... READ MORE
Lizzie Ryan
Crying in H Mart
A complex and moving memoir
This stands out from all of the non-fiction I've read, especially memoirs, I've even re-read it. Crying in H Mart is a moving memoir about the loss of ... READ MORE
Rebecca at Tunbridge Wells


From the indie rockstar Japanese Breakfast, an unflinching, powerful, deeply moving memoir about growing up mixed-race, Korean food, losing her Korean mother, and forging her own identity.

In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humour and heart, she tells of growing up the only Asian-American kid at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother's particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother's tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food.

As she grew up, moving to the east coast for college, finding work in the restaurant industry, performing gigs with her fledgling band - and meeting the man who would become her husband - her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live.

It was her mother's diagnosis of terminal pancreatic cancer, when Michelle was twenty-five, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her.

Vivacious and plainspoken, lyrical and honest, Michelle Zauner's voice is as radiantly alive on the page as it is onstage. Rich with intimate anecdotes that will resonate widely, Crying in H Mart is a book to cherish, share, and reread.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529033793
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 190g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 15 mm

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Crying in H Mart
So heartwarming
I wasn’t sure what I was expecting from this book, but I was really surprised at how much I liked it. First off, the main story is Michelle’s mother findin... READ MORE
Deanne  Wallace
Crying in H Mart
will make you sad AND hungry !
Courtney Mcmahon
Crying in H Mart
A must-read!
This memoir is a beautiful navigation of grief and reconnecting with parts of yourself which you have lost along the way. An incredibly captivating read; I... READ MORE
MaryEllen Sugden
Crying in H Mart
Family and heritage
Michelle Zauner memoir beautifully captures the intricate dance between cultural heritage, love, and the human experience. Readers who, like me, enjoy intr... READ MORE
B Poulain