A review by zinelib
The Picture Bride by Lee Geum-yi

reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No


The Picture Bride--about early 20th century Korean immigrants in Hawai'i. The author is Korean (not Korean-American), so an interesting perspective. Like a lot of good historical fiction, it gives you that wrong-end-of-a-telescope feeling.