Book Review: Crying in H Mart

Crying in H Mart
by Michelle Zauner
Review by Rosa
Crying in H Mart beautifully depicts the turbulent relationship Zauner had with her mother before she died of cancer. Their bond swings back and forth from supportive and nurturing, to tough and conditional. At times Zauner is straightforward and analytical, other times she is deeply vulnerable. She doesn’t shy away from the ugly side of grief, riddled with anger and guilt, or sugarcoat the good times. Instead, she unapologetically shares it all. Tragic, tender and wise, it made me think about who and what we take for granted, and the moments we don’t cherish enough until they are over.