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Phoenix Book Club

Event Type: Adults
Date: 5/6/2019
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Description:
 "Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee
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. A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist.
Library: Phoenixville Public Library
Location: Community Education Room
Other Information:
 A copy of this book may be reserved at the Library or at www.ccls.org. The public is invited to attend.
Contact: Mark Pinto
Contact Number: 610-933-3013 x. 132