By Kim Sunee
In 1973, a 3-year-old child was seated by her mother on a bench in a crowded South Korean marketplace. She was given a piece of bread and told not to move until the mother came back for her. Three days later, a policeman removed the child from the bench and took her to an orphanage.
Months later, the little girl was adopted by an American serviceman and his wife and taken to their home in Louisiana. Thus unfolds the tale of a woman’s search for her identity; her attempt to find out where she "belonged."
Now because the little girl grew up in New Orleans, and because her adopted grandfather centered family activities around the table, and this was how the little girl and the grandfather bonded, most chapters end with recipes.