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Kim Sunée

Kim Sunee by Beau GustafsonWhen Kim Sunée was three years old, her mother took her to a marketplace, deposited her on a bench with a fistful of food, and promised she'd be right back. Three days later a policeman took the little girl, clutching what was now only a fistful of crumbs, to a police station and told her that she'd been abandoned by her mother.

Fast-forward almost 20 years and Kim's life is unrecognizable. Adopted by a young New Orleans couple, she spends her youth as one of only two Asian children in her entire community.

At the age of 21, she becomes involved with a famous French businessman and suddenly finds herself living in France, mistress over his houses in Provence and Paris, and stepmother to his eight year-old daughter.

In Trail of Crumbs, Kim takes readers on a lyrical journey from Korea to New Orleans to Paris and Provence, along the way serving forth her favorite recipes.

A love story at heart, this memoir is about the search for identity and a book that will appeal to anyone who is passionate about love, food, travel, and the ultimate search for self.

Kim Sunée was born in South Korea, adopted, and raised in New Orleans. She lived in Paris and Provence for 10 years. She now lives in Birmingham, Alabama, and is the food editor of Cottage Living magazine. Her blog is at www.kimsunee.com.

(Image courtesy of Beau Gustafson)

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