Adult Book Discussion

Adult Book Discussion, Monday, July 22nd, 6:30 pm

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

“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, teenage 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.

Limited copies of this book will be available at the circulation desk. All are welcome to attend!


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Get involved with our adult book group even if you can’t make it to our monthly meetings!

The Oscar Grady Library now has an online book club designed to keep you up to date on past and future book choices and dates for our adult book discussions. Join the group to recommend future book titles, participate in online discussions, receive email reminders about upcoming discussions and check out what other groups are reading!

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Other activities you may be interested in:

_Adult Recipe Club