I chose the book because I liked the cover and wanted a small book to take on vacation. It proved to be a great read, as Talarigo wastes no words in telling a riveting story that illustrates the troubles in two Asian countries. It is widely available in public libraries.
Talarigo, Jeff. The Ginseng Hunter. Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2008. ISBN 9780385517393