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Native Flowers and True Names: Using Research to Write Richer Narrative Fiction

To write her book ‘If You Leave Me,’ Crystal Hana Kim used research to be true to Korea, down to its roots.

If You Leave Me


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This is an picture of Crystal Hana Kim's book ‘If You Leave Me.’ The cover has an illustration of overlapping purple and pink flowers against a dark purple background. On one of the flowers is a dragonfly. The title of the book is in white type over the flowers.
Book cover via HarperCollins Publishers