An author talk and book signing with the Min Jin Lee, author of the 2020 New Castle County Reads featured selection Pachinko.
Pachinko was published in 2017 and was a National Book Award finalist. It was also cited as one of the top 10 books of 2017 by the New York Times Book Review. Beginning in 1910 during the time of Japanese colonialization in Korea and ending many decades later in 1989, Pachinko is the epic saga of a Korean family's fight to control their destinies in Japan told over four generations.
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.