South Korean Nurse, American Dream

Former nurse, immigrant Sun-Hae Kim pens new memoir about her life journey.

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I want to encourage readers to manage life more simply, live with less stress and realize that we all have our own lifestyle.

New York City (PRWEB) January 08, 2014

Hibiscus, the national flower of South Korea, is a delicate flower that requires careful care, a location full of sun and rich soil.

Author Sun-Hae Kim knows the amount of work it takes to provide adequate care to fragile beings, something she reveals in her memoir about being a nurse.

In her book “Among Hibiscus and Roses,” Sun-Hae offers readers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of a nurse. With more than 37 years of experience, both in South Korea and America, Sun-Hae chronicles both the ordinary and extraordinary aspects of life as a nurse.

Drawing from her experiences as a South Korean immigrant, army and civilian nurse, Sun-Hae provides insight into a profession that is rarely written about in first person.

As Sun-Hae takes readers on her journey from South Korea to America, she reveals the decisions she made and the obstacles she faced.

“I want to encourage readers to manage life more simply, live with less stress and realize that we all have our own lifestyle,” Sun-Hae said.

Sun-Hae, a resilient and determined woman, is committed to bettering the lives of others. Her detailed memoir represents the pursuit and accomplishment of the American dream, inspiring readers to overcome life’s challenges.

“Among Hibiscus and Roses”
By Sun Hae-Kim
ISBN: 978-1-4917-0274-1
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and iUniverse online bookstores.

About the Author
Sun Hae-Kim was born in 1941 in Jinju, South Korea and was a refugee during the Korean War. She received her bachelor’s degree from Chung-Goo College in Daegu, South Korea. After attending nursing school, she became a South Korean army nurse in 1960 and discharged in 1966. In 1971 she immigrated to the United States and worked as a registered nurse until 1997. She currently resides in Flushing, N.Y. where she is retired.


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