Happy Canada Day to all of my fellow Canadians out there! In honour of it being Canada Day I wanted to take this opportunity to recommend a few books by a very lovely Canadian author. I wanted to take today to recommend June because I feel like her books should be more widely known and read. If you’re a fan of historical kdramas you will definitely love her books. So let’s check out June and her wonderful stories!
June Hur was born in South Korea and raised in Canada, except for the time when she moved back to Korea and attended high school there. She studied History and Literature at the University of Toronto. She began writing her debut novel after obsessing over books about Joseon Korea. When she’s not writing, she can be found wandering through nature or journaling at a coffee shop. She is the author of The Silence of Bones, The Forest of Stolen Girls, and The Red Palace, published by Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, and she currently lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter.
336 Pages, Ages 13-18
Set in Joseon Dynasty-era Korea, this evocative YA debut follows a 16-year-old indentured servant within the police bureau who becomes entangled in the politically charged investigation into the murder of a noblewoman.
Those are some pretty amazing books, right? If you want to find some other awesome Canadian authors and their books, you can check out my other blog posts here. Happy Canada Day!