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Soyang-ri Kitchen-Book House (Korea's most anticipated work in the first half of 2022)

  • bestsellerFiction
  • Categories:Urban Life
  • Language:Korean(Translation Services Available)
  • Publication date:May,2022
  • Pages:296
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  • Size:134mm×200mm
  • Page Views:157
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  • Text Color:Black and white
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Reference [Comments from readers]
- The words that can empower people just by reading them are like a carefully prepared healthy and delicious meal.
- I lost myself in the beautiful scenery that floated before my eyes and the fragrance of spring that I smelled.
- Whenever I was in trouble, I could feel the quiet and warm welcome from Eugene and the clerks when I turned the pages.
- This book is like the morning sun, brightening and healing a dim and melancholy heart.
- A book that gently cares for my heart. I have been broken for such a long time.
- It was like a place that seemed to exist somewhere, and I unknowingly went on a search.
- I wanted to set out immediately to see the twinkling fireflies on a midsummer night.
- Precious memories came to my mind, as if I entered Cyworld again.
- I need this space. A place to rest when I am physically and mentally exhausted…


★The 1st most anticipated work of the first half of 2022 in Korea!
★The No.1 work chosen by Reader Review Panel of Korea's K-story!
★Sold over 22,000 copies in 1 month!
★Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Russian, Italian rights sold!

★Ranking and rating of the top three online bookstores in Korea
-Ranked top 8 in the "Comprehensive " category of Aladdin Bookstore, a representative bookstore in Korea, and had been ranked top100 for 3 consecutive weeks, with a rating of 9.7 by readers
-Ranked top8 in the "Comprehensive" category of YES24, a representative bookstore in Korea, with a rating of 9.8 by readers
-Ranked top4 in "Fiction" by Kyobo Bookstore, the largest bookstore in Korea, recommended in "Book of the Day", and graded 9.7 by readers

★This is Soyang-ri Kitchen-Book House with fresh air and fragrance waft. Far from the traffic and the hustle and bustle of the world, it is a resting place for those lost minds. You don't have to do anything here. Just reading a book to pass the time can give you a large part of the courage and strength to heal yourself.

K-story is a story collection contest jointly organized by the publisher of Dollargut Dream Department Store, a Korean bestseller, Ridibooks, Korea's leading e-book platform, and JTBC, one of the four major TV stations in Korea. The contest is dedicated to discovering emerging writers who start the heyday of fiction. The grand prize is up to 100,000 RMB. In addition to be published in paper books and e-books, works that win the prize have the opportunity to be adapted into comics and dramas.
The judging of the preliminary works is composed of professional judging by writers and review by readers. The Writers Panel includes famous Korean writers Choyeop Kim, Lee Jae-woo , and Mi Ye Lee while Reader Review Panel consists of 150 readers. Soyang-ri Kitchen-Book House is the favorite story chosen by the 150 readers (350 manuscripts were collected and submitted to the Jury after the initial screening by the organizers).


Eugene the local in Seoul bought a field in a remote rural area Soyang by chance, and she ran a book house here which was named "Soyang-ri Kitchen-Book House."

College friends at their 30s, a superstar with a glamorous appearance but a broken heart, a lawyer who was suddenly diagnosed with cancer on the road to success, a man who suffered repeated setbacks in the pursuit of his dreams and closed his heart after his friends betrayed him and his mother passed away... They came to "Soyang-ri Kitchen-Book House" with their own sorrows.

Here, someone wrote a beautiful piece of music turns in the moment of gazing at the stars in the night sky; someone started to write a letter to oneself when looking at the cherry blossoms fluttering in the wind; someone stayed here for a month and wrote a fairy tale about a little wizard embarking on an adventure; and a man who had fallen into the abyss of life remembered a song which resided in his warm memories with his mother. The seasons changing, guests with different stories came here to read books and rest to spend time, confide to each other and heal themselves. When a year passed and nostalgia flied like snowflakes, these guests returned to Soyang-ri Kitchen-Book House at Christmas in their own way.

* Soyang-ri: It is located in Cheongna-myeon, Boryeong City, South Chungcheong Province . "Myeon" and "Ri" are Korean administrative units.


Ji Hye Kim
Ji Hye Kim was born the second child in a family with many sisters. She is quick-witted and talkative.
Dreaming of becoming a sitcom producer, she went to study journalism and broadcasting, but gave up decisively after learning about the journalist exam.
Later, she worked at an IT company in strategic planning and marketing, but left the company in one summer during the COVID-19 pandemic. After that, she started writing novels little by little while working as a translator.
She became more in love with herself as she sat writing in a small cafe nearby.
She hopes that everyone who read "Soyang-ri Kitchen-Book House" will be as relaxed as returning from a trip and as refreshed as caressed by a breeze, just like the protagonist Eugene.

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