LIT NIGHT: MIN JIN LEE
Lee's debut novel, Free Food for Millionaires, was a New York Times bestseller and one of the "Top 10 Novels of the Year" for The Times (London), NPR's Fresh Air, and USA Today. Her latest novel is a tour de force that follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all.
Left by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan, setting in motion a sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from its homeland and caught in the indifferent arc of history. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, its members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family, and identity.
Min Jin Lee will be in conversation with Calvin Crosby, the Executive Director of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association.