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Pachinko

Min Jin Lee

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 pas...
Publish Date
2017-11-14T00:00:00.000Z
2017-11-14T00:00:00.000Z
Goodreads rating
4.28
ISBN
9781455563920
Recommendations
9
Recommendations
2022-03-26T20:50:22.000Z
The trailer for PACHINKO looks amazing. Nervous about this. I absolutely loved the book! @minjinlee11      source
2019-08-03T00:00:00.000Z
I'm in awe of this book and the way it combines a 19th-century novel's powers of submersion with a blazingly contemporary sense of ethics. I was basically gasping as I read this saga of an ethnically Korean family in Japan - desperate to know what happened next, overwhelmed with love and sorrow.      source
2022-04-15T16:26:30.000Z
@HartHanson I really enjoyed the book and was a little nervous about seeing an adaptation But now I’ll check it out!      source
2020-11-26T05:21:12.000Z
@rachsyme Isn’t it amazing??? It is one of my favorite books of all time!!      source
2022-04-12T05:20:20.000Z
@khemaridh That's one of my very favourite books! @minjinlee11 what would you recommend as one of your books to read after Pachinko? 🙏      source
2022-03-22T03:00:37.000Z
So... a confession. I finally, finally had time to read Pachinko this weekend, I know I know years after. I had a hard time letting go of the book, and the characters. What a delight. I think it felt more meaningful to me having visited S Korea. Time for Korean food 🤤      source
2022-08-03T20:19:21.000Z
You are never late to a book, but this is one that has been recommended to me for years and I was so glad I got to it. Great storytelling, huge sweep of characters, moving, a neglected history. Do read Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (thanks ⁦@gabylee__⁩ for urging me to read).      source
2021-03-19T16:49:35.000Z
THIS is one hell of a book. 💕💕💕      source