The House Before Falling Into the Sea

Ann Wang

Historical Fiction

Every day, more and more people fleeing war in the north show up at young Kyung Tak's family's home in Busan, on the southeastern shore of Korea. With nowhere else to go, the Taks' is their last chance of refuge "before falling into the sea," and the household quickly becomes crowded, hot, and noisy. But threaded through the overwhelming and scary moments are joyful ones too, like when Kyung makes a new friend. And after a meaningful talk with her parents and their guests, Kyung realizes something important: The kindness we show one another in the darkest of times is a gift we'll never regret

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Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin Random House)

Publishing date

Mar 12, 2024


Historical Fiction



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