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Miracle on Cherry Hill

Miracle on Cherry Hill

Celebrated bestselling author Sun-mi Hwang is back with a heartwarming new novel about renewal and friendship.

This is the story of a man named Kang Dae-su. His whole life is a miracle, rising from poverty to running a successful construction company. In his twilight years, Kang is diagnosed with a brain tumour. He returns to his childhood home of Cherry Hill. He acquires a crumbling old house in which to retreat from the world, yet the residents of the town have other plans. They seem hell-bent on intruding on Kang’s private property. But who does the house, and Cherry Hill, really belong to? Is it owned by the construction company who is trying to rejuvenate the neighbourhood? Or does it belong to the residents who have used the land to play, think, walk, love and explore for generations? And how is the bitter and despondent Kang’s childhood tied to this magical place?

Miracle on Cherry Hill is a redemptive story of a damaged man regaining his trust in humanity. It explores the fragility of nature and human lives and is much-loved classic in South Korea. Includes beautiful illustrations inside.

Praise for The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly:

‘I was completely sucked into this story . . . bursting with originality . . . an instant classic’ Guardian

‘Bewitching . . . will make grown men and women cry’ Independent
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 4th July 2019

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780349143354

Reviews

A very special little book. I absolutely loved it, and I find myself still thinking about Sprout. She embodies all the best characteristics of deep-hearted mother-love: loyalty, sacrifice, and courage
Lisa See, author of the New York Times bestsellers Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and Shanghai Girls on The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly
Sometimes the simplest character, expressed in the sparest prose, embarks upon life's most heroic journey. Meet Sprout, a plucky hen whose modest dream to hatch a single egg will take her down a path that leads to her true place in the natural world. Heart, determination, and empathy are the only skills Sprout needs to navigate this perilous passage in Sun-mi Hwang's lovely The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly, a novel uniquely poised at the nexus of fable, philosophy, children's literature, and nature writing
Adam Johnson, author of the Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestseller The Orphan Master’s Son on The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly
Everything wonderful about the world is contained in this small gem of a novel, which brims with dream-fulfilling adventures and the longing that underlies love
Kyung-sook Shin, New York Times bestselling author of Please Look After Mom on The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly
[A] simply told but absorbing fable . . . Spare but evocative line drawings . . . add to the subtle charm
Publishers Weekly on The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly
An adroit allegory about life . . . in the vein of classics like Charlotte's Web and Jonathan Livingston Seagull . . . A subtle morality tale that will appeal to readers of all ages
Kirkus Reviews on The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly
Recalling Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970), this slim but powerful tale will resonate with readers of all ages, who can take it at face value or delve deeper into its meditations on living courageously and facing mortality. . . . The English translation moves smoothly and straightforwardly and is aided by graceful black-and-white illustrations
Booklist on The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly
I was completely sucked into this story bursting with originality . . . an instant classic
Guardian on The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly
Bewitching . . . a fabular bestseller . . . will make grown men and women cry
Independent on The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly