The Color of EarthGraphic Novel - 2009
First love is never easy.
Ehwa grows up helping her widowed mother run the local tavern, watching as their customers - both neighbors and strangers - look down on her mother for her single lifestyle. Their social status isolates Ehwa and her mother from the rest of the people in their quiet country village. But as she gets older and sees her mother fall in love again, Ehwa slowly begins to open up to the possibility of love in her life.
In the tradition of My Antonia and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn , from the pen of the renowned Korean manwha creator Kim Dong Hwa, comes a trilogy about a girl coming of age, set in the vibrant, beautiful landscape of pastoral Korea.
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The first in a series of three graphic novels about a young girl growing up in a rural area of Korea in the 19th century. The book explores her relationship with her mother and the changes into womanhood that occur with every spring's rainy season. The poetry of this book is lyrical and lovely.
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That is why they say that a woman is fickle...The heart of a woman blooms into a flower and sings like a bird just because an uannounced rain stops by. When it does, a ten-year drought is relieved in one second, and a one-hundred-year-old rose finally finds water. A woman is truly a strange creature.