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Pachinko - APSI Summer 2020 Book Club: July

Jul 21

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Zoom meeting (online)

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APSI is hosting a book club in Summer 2020. Our book for July is ~Pachinko~ by Min Jin Lee. Register to join the discussion on 7/21 at 3pm: Registration is required to participate in the discussion. About the book:A saga about four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from their home. 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. Pachinko was a 2017 finalist for the National Book Award for fiction.


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