Jung Yun’s ‘Shelter’ library’s featured book for September
–Jung Yun’s “Shelter,” will be the featured library book for September. There will be a discussion on the book held Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m.
Jung Yun was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in Fargo, North Dakota. She studied at Vassar College, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing. Jung lives in Baltimore with her husband and serves as an assistant professor of English at the George Washington University. Shelter is her first novel.
Shelter is a story about the Cho family, particularly the relationship between Kyung Cho, whose debts and bad decisions are catching up with him, and his parents, Jin and Mae, who gave Kyung every possible advantage—private tutors and expensive hobbies—but never showed him kindness. As Shelter veers swiftly toward its startling conclusion, Yun leads us through dark and violent territory, where, unexpectedly, the Chos discover hope. Shelter is a masterfully crafted debut novel that asks what it means to provide for one’s family and, in answer, delivers a story as riveting as it is profound.
The Paso Robles City Library is located at 1000 Spring Street and is open Monday – Friday 10-8, and Saturday 10-5. For more information on library programs and events, call (805) 237-3870 or visit www.prcity.com/library.