Please join us for the May meeting of the Book & Fellowship Group. We will be meeting via Zoom.  Our book for the month is Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (National Book Award Finalist). You can find a short description of Pachinko below, as well as links to buy the book. All are welcome to join us, regardless of whether or not you’ve had time to read the book (though sometimes it helps)!

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.

You can find the book here on ThriftBooks or Amazon.

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