Please Look After Mom

Please Look After Mom - Shin Kyung-sook

A just-unique-enough book, and the kind that makes you realize that in so many cases, families are alike almost everywhere. Interesting (and successful) use of second person, multiple character points-of-view, and through those povs and the book's structure, a careful unfolding of the story that makes you see the characters from different angles, none more than the missing mom. Lots of great stuff in terms of family dynamics (obviously), generation gaps, gender, and motherhood. This is yet another book I wish I could give three-and-a-half stars to because I really did enjoy it; it's just not the type of book that I love or will particularly stay with me.