5 best books of July: Amazon editors' favorite picks

3. This Burns My Heart, by Samuel Park

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    This Burns My Heart, by Samuel Park, Simon & Schuster, 320 pp.
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In This Burns My Heart novelist Samuel Park explores the question of what happens when we let a moment – a love-at-first-sight moment – slip by us. Does it hang over us for the rest of our lives? Park's heroine in post-war Korea lets her moment slip away, marrying the man her parents choose for her instead of the man she loves. She then faces a bittersweet existence, split between love and duty.

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