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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 all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan. So begins 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.
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by Min Jin Lee

  • Publication Date: November 14, 2017
  • Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1455563927
  • ISBN-13: 9781455563920


The following group leaders each won 10 copies of the book for their group:
Becky from Cheshire, CT
Beverly from Miami Beach, FL
Debbie from Sammamish, WA
Dorothy from Burnsville, MN
Kathy from Apalachin, NY
Michelle from Montgomery, AL
Shelley from Saint Peters, MO
Suzanne from Homer, LA
Suzanne from Tucson, AZ
Tana from Linenhurst, IL