“I was captivated by the stark, simple scenes and language of QUIET COUNTRY, and by the powerful moments Weaver chose to share. A compelling piece of short narrative nonfiction.” –THERESE WALSH, author, THE LAST WILL OF MOIRA LEAHY and THE MOON SISTERS.
On a frigid December morning in 1950, Cho Nae-shin and her sister came home from church in Pyongyang. When they came through the door, their mother told them to pack their bags and go. They thought that they would get to come home in a few days.
From war-torn Pyongyang across the 38th Parallel to Seoul, to the refugee camp on Jeju Island and the Military Hospital in Busan, to Tokyo and finally to Holmes County, Ohio, COMING TO QUIET COUNTRY follows Nae-shin and her family’s journey across a countryside ravaged by war and plagued by unthinkable danger to their freedom from an oppressive nightmare that millions still face.
COMING TO QUIET COUNTRY is a powerful true story of determination, of the tragedies and miracles that shape the bonds of family and the power of the simplest gesture of all: listening.