Pachinko (Compact Disc)

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This thought provoking family saga follows the lives of members of a Korean family from 1910 to the late 1980's as they leave Korea to seek a better life in Japan. They will deal with poverty, prejudice and question their place in their new country. Wonderful writing, well developed characters and great descriptive settings make this a book that you can settle into.

— Lisa

The strength of family endures through the generations experiencing the struggles of hardship, love, discrimination and upward mobility - a lovely read!

— Alexa

February 2017 Indie Next List


“A father's gentle nature, a mother's sacrifice, a daughter's trust, and a son's determination are the cornerstones of this grand, multilayered saga. Pachinko follows one family through an ever-changing cultural landscape, from 1910 Korea to 1989 Japan. As the bonds of family are put to the test in the harsh realities of their world, Sunja and those she holds dear manage to carve themselves a place to call home with hard work, self sacrifice, and a little kimchi. Through it all is a message about love, faith, and the deep-rooted bonds of family. Min Jin Lee gives us a phenomenal story about one family's struggle that resonates with us today. It will take hold of you and not let go!”
— Jennifer Steele (E), Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI

Top Ten


“Min Jin Lee has given us a treasure. Pachinko is one of those rare novels that changes your perception of history. The characters are complex and fascinating, and the setting is so beautifully drawn that I felt I was right there with them in Korea, Japan, and the U.S. Lee illuminates the history of Koreans during and after World War II, but, more than that, she brings us a haunting yet beautiful story of family, devotion, lies, politics, and, of course, the game of pachinko.”
— Elaine Petrocelli, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA

Product Details
ISBN: 9781478945482
ISBN-10: 1478945486
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Publication Date: February 7th, 2017
Language: English

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