Grace Shim is a 2019 Pitch Wars mentee and a 2018 Author Mentor
Match Mentee; Grace and I connected after this fall's #DVPit,
during which her post about THE NOH FAMILY was highly favorited.
The first chapter of this novel was also recently selected by
Dhonielle Clayton to win placement in Voyage YA. Grace lives
with her husband and three children in the San Francisco Bay Area.
You can find Grace Shim on Twitter at @gracemisplaced1 and on
Instagram at gkshimwrites.
"The Noh Family is at once a fairytale about dreams coming
true entwined with deliciously sinister family secrets. It
whisked me straight to the neon lights of Seoul and pulses with
enough family drama for days. I didn't want to leave this
captivating place that Shim has brought to life."
- Jesse Q. Sutanto, author of Dial A for Aunties
"Compelling and whip smart, The Noh Family is at once a dazzling escape into South Korea's high society and a grounding examination of what it means to be a family. A twisty, turny, glamorous whirlwind of a book." - Sarah Suk, author of Made in Korea
"This book had me at the edge of my seat the whole way through! Filled with plot twists worthy of the best K-dramas, The Noh Family pulls you into its glamorous world and never lets go." - Axie Oh, author of XOXO and The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea.
"Just like Chloe's favorite K-dramas, the novel sucks readers in from the get-go with lots of glitz, grit, and a hint of romance as well as a handsome assistant who always has an umbrella at the ready, mouthwatering descriptions of food, and cutting insights into familial and societal dynamics.
An enjoyable, pacy family drama." - Kirkus Reviews
"Inspired by K-dramas, author Grace Shim has created a fast-paced adventure story with plenty of suspense and glitter as Chloe experiences the life of a princess. Shim manages to weave in plenty of references to Korean culture throughout the story, creating a strong sense of place for the reader. Interesting main characters will engage readers and the overarching theme will give plenty for book clubs to consider." - School Library Connection