Into This World

​Into This World was a finalist for Foreword Review‘s Book of the Year Award and received Honorable Mention for the Eric Hoffer book award.

Allison flies to Seoul to discover the truth about her adopted sister. A tangled history of love and deception reunites two sisters whose fates were shaped by a long-lost love and its attendant lies, and the history of a country and a man they never understood.

Listen to Sybil’s interview with a local NPR affiliate for Into This World: “Best New Read.”

Praise for Into This World

Beautifully told, Sybil Baker weaves a lush, finely wrought tale of two daughters in search of love, two sisters in search of forgiveness in the middle of a foreign land.”

Foreword Reviews

Every member of the family in this story is flawed; the beauty of the narrative lies in how they fit together anyway. With its complicated, authentic characters and a suspenseful premise, Into This World works as both a mystery and a family drama.”

-Sarah Norris for Chapter 16

Sybil Baker is a startlingly good writer. The big cities and small villages of Korea feel alive on every page. And if you think there’s nothing fresh to say about the fragility of family bonds, read INTO THIS WORLD. Only in the best-told stories, like this one, may we measure and forgive one another, and ourselves.”

Nance Van Winckel, author of No Starling