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Korean Dinner Adventure featuring acclaimed author A.H. Kim in conversation with SoCal author Kristin Rockaway

April 14 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

$18.99 – $57.00

About the In-Person Adventure

“There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time.” — Jane Austen

And let’s take a moment in time to meet acclaimed author A.H. Kim, in conversation with SoCal author Kristin Rockaway, in this Korean Dinner Adventure to celebrate Ann’s new book, Relative Strangers, a timely spin on Sense and Sensibility, a twenty-first-century family drama featuring two half-Korean sisters, their ex-hippie mother, multiple messy love affairs and one explosive secret that could ruin everything.

Join us at Buga Korean BBQ for an authentic and delicious dinner and a lively book discussion! Experience the exquisite tastes of Korean cuisine and learn all about A.H’s witty and entertaining retelling and how it explores love, loss, grief, and forgiveness through the perspectives of two sisters.

Your Adventure includes dinner, soft beverage, tax, gratuity, and an opportunity to meet the authors up close and personal in an intimate setting! Pre-order your book below to be delivered to the event for signing. Copies will also be available at the event for purchase and signing.


About the Author and Book

A.H. Kim (Ann) was born in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to the U.S. as a young child. Ann was educated at Harvard College and Berkeley Law School, where she was an editor of the California Law Review. Ann practiced corporate law for many years and served as chief of staff to the CEO and as head of investor relations at a Fortune 200 company.

Ann’s second novel, Relative Strangers is a contemporary retelling of Sense and Sensibility and explores themes of love, loss, grief, and forgiveness.

Amelia Bae-Wood’s life is falling apart. Unemployed, newly single and completely broke—for reasons she hasn’t told anyone yet—she finds herself hitchhiking across California to deal with the fallout of her mother’s eviction from the family estate. Amelia needs somewhere to live and time to figure out what to do with the rest of her life, so moving with her mother and sister to Arcadia, the cancer retreat center where her sister volunteers, seems like as good an idea as any.

Amelia’s sister, Eleanor, has too much on her plate, including being caught up in a court battle with a man who claims to be their half brother from Seoul and their late father’s only son—a secret love child from his Korean youth—who’s fighting for a piece of everything that belongs to the Bae-Wood women. And when Amelia adds herself to Eleanor’s list of problems, Eleanor must figure out what to hold on to—and when to let go—before things starts to unravel.

A witty, wry and enormously entertaining retelling, the sisters’ journey of self-discovery as they reshape their lives gives this classic tale a modern, feminist twist, as it touches on themes of blended families, race, class and wealth.


About the Moderator

Kristin Rockaway is a native New Yorker living in Southern California. She’s the author of six novels, including Smart Girl SummerLife, Unscheduled, and How to Hack a Heartbreak, which has been optioned for television. In addition to writing, she teaches Fiction with Gotham Writers Workshop and runs a boutique travel agency called Novel World Travel. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son and planning her next big vacation.


About Buga Korean BBQ

Buga is a premium traditional Korean BBQ restaurant serving San Diego since 2001. They proudly present to you the highest quality and the authentic experience with their friendly service.



April 14
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$18.99 – $57.00
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