Precious Silver Chopsticks is narrated by Mae, the second daughter of an aristocratic family, abandoned by her mother for she was not a son. Her commoner step-grandmother raised Mae in a remote mountain village in North Korea and gave her a pair of silver chopsticks as a symbol of her love and to detect poison in her food by changing the color. She received Japanese education, became a refugee at the end of World War II and during the Korean War. After the war, while running a successful export business, Mae met a US Marine colonel and fell in love. Her confessional of their cultural clashes and the passionate love affair is quite candid. But they go their separate ways when Mae comes to the United States to get a college education. Sprinkled throughout the book are the journeys of her precious silver chopsticks to their destination with her Marine colonel. Discounted until 04/15
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