Nancy Kim

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Nancy S. Kim (born 1966) is a Korean American novelist. She was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Los Angeles. She is a corporate lawyer in San Francisco and Law Professor in San Diego and the author of the novel Chinhominey's Secret. The title is an intentional misspelling of the Korean word for "paternal grandmother", chinhalmeoni (친할머니). Linda Richards, writing for January Magazine, praised it as "an engaging story, well told".[1] However, Philip Gambone of The New York Times was more critical, stating that "we're given melodramatic plot twists and scenes that serve no purpose ... and the dialogue often reads like a soap opera".[2] Chinhominey's Secret was a Booklist Editor's Choice for Best Adult Books for Young Adults for 1999.[3]



  1. ^ Richards, Linda L. (August 1999), "The Sins of the Grandmother", January Magazine, retrieved 2011-09-20 
  2. ^ Gambone, Philip (1999-07-18), "Nancy Kim's first novel Chinhominey's Secret", The New York Times, retrieved 2011-09-29 
  3. ^, retrieved 2012-11-16  Missing or empty |title= (help)