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Wondra Chang

Wondra Chang was born in South Korea and has lived in the U.S. since 1970. Her writing discipline began at age 10, writing five short stories a day under the tutelage of a writing teacher. She won first place in a province-wide in-person writing competition. Her short story was published in Daejon Ilbo, the daily newspaper of Chungnam Province. She studied journalism at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. She currently lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, Bernard Rauch. Chang is the author of Sonju.
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  • Sonju by Wondra Chang


    "Sonju" opens on a chilly day in November, 1946 in Seoul, Korea. Japan has ended its thirty-five-year occupation of Korea after the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The American military has become the new occupier. Sonju is on the way to her best friend's house when she sees two Americans in military uniforms walking ahead of her, and her heart stirs. So begins the story that spans over two decades. "Sonju" received the coveted Kirkus Star and was hailed as one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2021.

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