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Pachinko - APSI Summer 2020 Book Club: July

APSI 2020 Book Club - July - Pachinko
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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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APSI 2020 Summer Book Club

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: bit.ly/APSI-2020BookClub-July. 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.