Barnes and Noble recommends Palimpsest

“Bookseller Favorites” / Barnes and Noble / Ross Johnson / November 1, 2019

Among the thousands of South Korean children adopted around the world during the 1970s and ’80s, many found their way to Sweden. That’s what happened to cartoonist Sjöblom: an adopted child in a highly homogenous culture discouraged from exploring her roots. Near the time she became pregnant with her first child, she discovered documentation that revealed the names of her biological parents—evidence that suggested the story she’d been told about herself wasn’t entirely true. In this graphic memoir, she explores her own complicated feelings about her adoption and the background that was kept from her.

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