The Resource Re Jane

Re Jane

Label
Re Jane
Title
Re Jane
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Park
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
“Re Jane is snappy and memorable, with its clever narrator and insights on clashing cultures.”—Entertainment Weekly For Jane Re, half-Korean, half-American orphan, Flushing, Queens, is the place she’s been trying to escape from her whole life. Sardonic yet vulnerable, Jane toils, unappreciated, in her strict uncle’s grocery store and politely observes the traditional principle of nunchi (a combination of good manners, hierarchy, and obligation). Desperate for a new life, she’s thrilled to become the au pair for the Mazer-Farleys, two Brooklyn English professors and their adopted Chinese daughter. Inducted into the world of organic food co-ops and nineteenth–century novels, Jane is the recipient of Beth Mazer’s feminist lectures and Ed Farley’s very male attention. But when a family death interrupts Jane and Ed’s blossoming affair, she flies off to Seoul, leaving New York far behind. Reconnecting with family, and struggling to learn the ways of modern-day Korea, Jane begins to wonder if Ed Farley is really the man for her. Jane returns to Queens, where she must find a balance between two cultures and accept who she really is. Re Jane is a bright, comic story of falling in love, finding strength, and living not just out of obligation to others, but for one’s self. Journeying from Queens to Brooklyn to Seoul, and back, this is a fresh, contemporary retelling of Jane Eyre and a poignant Korean American debut
Summary
Jane Re--a half-Korean, half-American orphan--takes a position as an au pair for two Brooklyn academics and their daughter, but a brief sojourn in Seoul, where she reconnects with family, causes her to wonder if the man she loves is really the man for her as she tries to find balance between two cultures
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Character
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2015.
  • RUSA Reading List, 2016.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2015.
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10414544
Cataloging source
BT
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Patricia Park
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1816-1855
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Bronte, Charlotte
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True
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Fiction / Contemporary Women
Target audience
adult
Label
Re Jane
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004879
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780698170780
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Re Jane
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004879
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780698170780
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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