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Pop Up Book Group with Min Jin Lee: PACHINKO
Thu, May 4, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR MAY 4TH POP-UP BOOK GROUP WITH MIN JIN LEE
BOOKTHEWRITER's Pop-Up Book Groups are small (limited to 20) one time gatherings to discuss specific works with their authors. Sign up for just one or come to all, as you wish. Address will be given to registrants about one week prior to the book group. Don't forget to buy the book (any format), read it before the date of the book group and come with lots of questions for the author. And bring your book to the book group, too -- the author will sign it for you!
A new tour de force from the bestselling author of Free Food for Millionaires, for readers of A Fine Balance and Cutting for Stone.
Profoundly moving and gracefully told, PACHINKO 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. Betrayed by her wealthy lover, Sunja finds unexpected salvation when a young tubercular minister offers to marry her and bring her to Japan to start a new life.
So begins a sweeping saga of exceptional people in exile from a homeland they never knew and caught in the indifferent arc of history. In Japan, Sunja's family members endure harsh discrimination, catastrophes, and poverty, yet they also encounter great joy as they pursue their passions and rise to meet the challenges this new home presents. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, they are bound together by deep roots as their family faces enduring questions of faith, family, and identity.