April That Book Club


 

Join us as we discuss Min Jin Lee's "Pachinko"

About the book:

"There could only be a few winners, and a lot of losers. And yet we played on, because we had hope that we might be the lucky ones."

In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.

Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan's finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee's complex and passionate characters--strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis--survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history.

 

 Please bring a snack to share. All are welcome, please register for the book club below.

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
That Book Store LLC
446 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781455563920
Availability: Not in Store- Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017

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