March 3, 2014 9:20 PM

In novel, Lee’s Summit woman reveals cultural shame endured by daughter and mom

In “The Voices of Heaven,” Maija Rhee Devine of Lee’s Summit reveals the emotions of growing up in a Korean household that demanded male heirs. Her mother had to endure a mistress brought in to provide baby boys. Others blamed her. On Wednesday, Devine will read from the novel at the Kansas City Public Library’s Central Library.

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