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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
November 14
Goodreads rating
Aug 03, 2019
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
Nov 26, 2020
@rachsyme Isn’t it amazing??? It is one of my favorite books of all time!!      source
Mar 19, 2021
THIS is one hell of a book. 💕💕💕      source