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Fiction Book Club: Pachinko

Join us for a discussion of Min Jin Lee's Pachinko. 

Please note: If it snows on 1/25, we will need to move our event with Elna Butterfield to this evening, Thursday, February 1st. If that happens, book club will take place the following Thursday, February 8th. 

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. 

Fiction Book Club is open to all - everyone welcome! 

Event date: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
Battenkill Books
15 E Main St
Cambridge, NY 12816-1219
Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455563920
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017

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