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Paperback Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Book

ISBN: 1455563927

ISBN13: 9781455563920

Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)

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A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan (San Francisco Chronicle).


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Modern Charles Dickson’s tale!!

I loved this book so much! It was so heartbreaking and full of hope, love, and with a better understanding of the Korean people. I can not express the feelings the writer gave me as I journeyed through the life of this family. It is a timeless tale and I know doubt believe this will go down in history as one of the greatest works of historical fictions.

Beautifully Written

A wonderful story that was akin to "One Hundred Years of Solitude" but with a dose of historical fiction. This novel brought me to tears, and I would highly recommend it.

Amazing and beautifully written

I absolutely recommend

An exceptional read

I bought this book not expecting to even finish it, rather I finished it in 3 days. I find the phrase “Couldn’t put the book down” to be a bit cheesy and overused because that had never happened for me, but I truly hated to close the book and go on with daily life. I think Lee Min-Jin does an outstanding job of character building and making you feel what these characters are feeling and writing imagery. I 100% recommend this book because you can tell that Lee Min-Jin put a lot of effort into writing this. This book is deserving of each and everyone of the awards it won and more!

The smut was unnecessary

This was a great read, Lee really knows how to write multi-generational. It was great to see books deal with the time period and setting(s) that caused conflict within the novel. My only problem with it (and feel free to disagree) is that a lot of the explicit scenes and smut were unnecessary to the plot. Still, Lee wrote and defined relationships really well.

Great book

Really enjoyed this book

Great Book!

Min Jin Lee writes beautifully and I couldn’t put it down!

Min Jin Lee is an exceptional author!

The way she writes and tells the story stops you from putting the book down. I really recommend you try reading it

Great book, I received it from books of the month. Definitely a page turner and its great to learn about other cultures.

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