Jimin Han and Ellen Oh for THE APOLOGY **IN-PERSON**

Loyalty is thrilled to welcome Jimin Han and Ellen Oh for an IN-PERSON event celebrating The Apology! Join us at Loyalty's Petworth store at 7 PM ET on Thursday, October 5th for a discussion and audience Q&A, followed by a meet + greet & book signing! This event is free to attend but RSVPs are required—please use the form below. **Face masks are required for all attendees in the event space.** Please email events@loyaltybookstores.com with any questions.


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This “sweeping intergenerational saga" tells the story of a pampered and defiant South Korean matriarch thrust into the afterlife from which she seeks a second chance to make amends (Kirstin Chen)—and fights off a tragic curse that could devastate generations to come.

In South Korea, a 105-year-old woman receives a letter. Ten days later, she has been thrust into the afterlife, fighting to head off a curse that will otherwise devastate generations to come.
Hak Jeonga has always shouldered the burden of upholding the family name. When she sent her daughter-in-law to America to cover up an illegitimate birth, she was simply doing what was needed to preserve the reputations of her loved ones. How could she have known that decades later, this decision would return to haunt her—threatening to tear apart her bond with her beloved son, her relationship with her infuriatingly insolent sisters, and the future of the family she has worked so hard to protect?
Part ghost story and part family epic, The Apology is an incisive tale of sisterhood and diaspora, reaching back to the days of Japanese colonialism and the Korean War, and told through the singular voice of a defiant, funny, and unforgettable centenarian.


Jimin Han was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in Providence, Rhode Island; Dayton, Ohio; and Jamestown, New York. Her work has been supported by the New York State Council on the Arts. She is the author of A Small Revolution and has written for American Public Media's Weekend America, Poets & Writers, and Catapult, and other media outlets. She teaches at The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, Pace University, and community writing centers. She lives outside New York City with her husband and children.


Ellen Oh is the cofounder of We Need Diverse Books and author of the award-winning Spirit Hunters series for middle grade readers and the Prophecy trilogy (ProphecyWarrior, and King) for young adults. Originally from New York City, Ellen is a former adjunct college instructor and lawyer with an insatiable curiosity for ancient Asian history. Ellen lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with her husband and three children and has yet to satisfy her quest for a decent bagel. You can visit her online at www.ellenoh.com.

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Event date: 
Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
843 Upshur Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
The Apology By Jimin Han Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316367080
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 1st, 2023

Haru, Zombie Dog Hero By Ellen Oh Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063272293
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: HarperCollins - July 11th, 2023

You Are Here: Connecting Flights By Ellen Oh Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063239081
Availability: Not In Store - Available to special order for pickup or ship. For even speediest shipping we suggest our Bookshop.org page!
Published: Allida - March 7th, 2023

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