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“History has failed us, but no matter. At the turn of the century, an aging fisherman and his wife decided to take in lodgers for extra money.” -Min Jin Lee, Pachinko ▪️This book was something different for me and very interesting. A family’s struggle against war-time poverty, prejudice, social stigma, and just trying to get through life. ▪️”Beginning in 1910 during the time of Japanese colonialization and ending many decades later in 1989, Pachinko is the epic saga of a Korean family told over four generations. The family’s story starts with Hoonie, a young Korean man born with physical deformities, but whose destiny comes from his inner strength and kindness. Hoonie’s daughter, rather than bring shame on her family, leaves their homeland for Japan, where her children and grandchildren will be born and raised; yet prejudice against their Korean heritage will prevent them from ever feeling at home. In Pachinko, Min Jin Lee says much about success and suffering, prejudice and tradition, but the novel never bogs down and only becomes richer, like a sauce left simmering hour after hour. Lee’s exceptional story of one family is the story of many of the world’s people. They ask only for the chance to belong somewhere—and to be judged by their hearts and actions rather than by ideas of blood traits and bad seeds.” -Seira Wilson, The Amazon Book Review #pachinko #minjinlee #currentread #fiction #igreads
I’m a little bit behind, but I’m joining the @words between.worlds book club! I love their mission—to read diverse literature—and this Korean-American novel by the author of #pachinko is a wonderful start! . . #wordsbetweenworlds #nonwhiteswrite #bibliophile #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #amreading #diverselit #minjinlee #freefoodformillionaires #goodreads #goodreadsbookclub
Book 21, 2018: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2 A "sweeping saga" about four generations of a Korean family in Japan. This book not only provides a lot of context and information about Korean/Japanese history, it is also a riveting story. #bookstagram #readinglife #pachinko #minjinlee
Hope this Sunday is going smoothly for you and yours - we're excited to have a staff pick hat trick on this week's list. This week's bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction: 1 ) A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 2 ) Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng 3 ) Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward 4 ) The Power by Naomi Alderman #staffpick 5 ) Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch (also a staff pick! ) Hardcover Nonfiction: 1 ) Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff 2 ) Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza 3 ) 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson 4 ) High-Risers by Ben Austen 5 ) Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Claire Paperback Fiction: 1 ) Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders 2 ) Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead 3 ) Pachinko by Min Jin Lee 4 ) Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller (staff pick number three! ) 5 ) The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani Paperback NonFiction: 1 ) How to Fight by Thich Nhat Hanh 2 ) South and West by Joan Didion 3 ) The Jazz of Physics by Stephon Alexander 4 ) Evicted by Matthew Desmond 5 ) You are a Badass by Jen Sincero #shoplocal #oakpark #bookstagram #minjinlee #jesmynward #michaelwolff #petesouza #obama #naomialderman @naomi_alderman #thepower #celesteng @pronounced_ing #leilaslimani @leilaslimanette #georgesaunders #colsonwhitehead #swimminglessons @writerclairefuller #joandidion @jensincero #youareabadass #evicted #pulitzer
I am sorry #minjinlee would have to wait. Because #murakami is happening next week and the whole of March, it will be a shame not to read one of his notable works. Norwegian Wood the novel was released in 1987 and is about Toru looking back on his college days in Tokyo during the late 60s when he developed relationships with two very different women. In 2010 the film adaptation was released, aptly scored by The Beatles' song of the same title which was also released in the 60s. I like to research about the book before I read it as you may know by now. And I found these highlights: "If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking." "It feels good to think about you when I'm warm in bed. I feel as if you're curled up there beside me, fast asleep. And I think how great it would be if it were true." https://youtu.be/kYBgsyBwYso
Pachinko (パチンコ ) Why don't books like these win the Pulitzer? The story is a multilayered, thematic, cohesive work of literature that you just can't put down once you start. A masterpiece of an epic family saga. #cny2018 #goodreads #goodreadschallenge #readoftheday #pachinko #minjinlee #historicalfiction #bookporn #sgreads #northkorea #southkorea #japan #worldwar2 #zainichi #busan #yeongdo #osaka
I was thoroughly engrossed in this book that follows four generations of a Korean family living in Japan and weathering the immigrant/refugee experience. . . “Living every day in the presence of those who refuse to acknowledge your humanity takes great courage.” . . #bookreview #bookstagram #winterreads #pachinko #minjinlee #nationalbookawardfinalist
This is really good!! Glad I picked it for the Lit Bandits. We have sold some, so I am keeping positive vibes for a decent turnout Wednesday. If you buy it from Barbara's, you get 20% off. What's stopping you?? #literaturebandits #barbarasbookstore #pachinko #minjinlee
I’m starting my brand-new #bookstagram life with #PACHINKO , a novel I picked for my book club’s next read. It was late to arrive at the bookshop and I’ve got a week to read it but I’m settling down tonight to dig right in. It’s set in 20th-century Korea and Japan, two countries I’m obsessed with - and that was a century of immense change, growth and trauma for both. Having lived in South Korea for three years I know how many people feel about Japan, so I’m really curious to see how Min Jin Lee has dealt with this. I also just got back from a reporting trip to Korea and Japan in October, so I’m in still in the mood to devour anything remotely related (mostly food, but also books ). And how good is this cover, right? Can’t wait! 🇯🇵🇰🇷
When you get to the last page your novel right when the plane lands, it’s a sign that your holiday is over. Back to reality 😭 回歸現實生活 #cos #cosstores #holidayisover #backtoreality #pachinko #minjinlee #travelreading #marieclaireuk #cosmopolitanhk
* Shortlisted for the National Book Award * One of the New York Times's 10 Best Books of 2017 . 'A great book, a passionate story, a novel of magisterial sweep. It's also fiendishly readable – the real deal. An instant classic, a quick page-turner, and probably the best book of the year' Darin Strauss . Through eight decades and four generations, Pachinko is an epic tale of family, identity, love, death and survival. . Yeongdo, Korea 1911. In a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married yakuza, the family face ruin. But then Isak, a Christian minister, offers her a chance of salvation: a new life in Japan as his wife. . Following a man she barely knows to a hostile country in which she has no friends, no home, and whose language she cannot speak, Sunja's salvation is just the beginning of her story. . MORE INFO: http://nautilus.ro/pachinko . #pachinko #minjinlee #nationalbookaward #nautilusenglishbooks
Got these on my reading list for the @tournamentofbooks that starts in March. Day 15. Hot Books. Tell me what is on your current reading list. #riotgrams #bookstagram #lincolninthebardo #georgesaunders #luckyboy #shantisekaran #stephenflorida #gabehabash #pachinko #minjinlee #manhattanbeach #jenniferegan #thebookofjoan #lidiayuknavitch #literarybooks #booksandtoys #booksandmarble #hotbook #hotbooks #tournamentofbooks
Pachinko .... a compelling narrative of a Korean immigrant family living in japan for over 3 generations ... every bit of the story feels real... there is colonialism, war, discrimination, poverty, strength, resilience and much more ! I didn’t know much about the Korean-Japanese relations ... the book gave much more ! #enlightened #bookstagram #booklover #ilovemykindle #pachinko #minjinlee #historicalfiction #booksofinstagram #5down45togo #myreadinglist #idlireads
For our Winter Reading Program, Ivy recommends PACHINKO by Min Jin Lee "Most of the Baek's were born in Japan but their Korean blood makes them strangers in their homeland, a story many citizens of the United States are familiar with, but has never been told with such crisp clarity. Pachinko unfolds like a family tree. A couple generations back, often only a name and a few small things are known. As you meander closer to the present, the details expand rapidly building a symphony to show a complicated, interwoven whole. Min Jin Lee has constructed a gorgeous saga jumping from branch to branch of a Korean family as they struggle on a climb of their own against poverty and prejudice. It seems timely that a story of division and alienation in what, ostensibly, should be their own country should be told now. Lee has proven herself to be a master of storytelling and this is her opus." - Ivy The Winter Reading Program challenges you to read three of our eight recommended books for great rewards for reading! Adults who complete the challenge by March 31st will be rewarded with a mini cupcake from Buttercup Cakes ( @scbuttercupcakes ), a Doonster Tasting Flight from Bonny Doon Vineyard ( @bonnydoonvineyard ) and a Bookshop gift card. Get Reading! #wrp18 #winterreadingprogram #rewardsforreading #bookrecommendations #pachinko #minjinlee #fiction #novels #japan #korea #family #storytelling #stafffav #winterreading
Week 6 - “Learn everything. Fill your mind with knowledge—it’s the only kind of power no one can take away from you.” -Min Jin Lee, from Pachinko. ~ I loved this quote, because I believe in being a lifetime learner and that knowledge can be powerful. And it’s also powerful that no one can take that away from you!
Week 6 - Whoops, I meant to post this yesterday, but last week I read another two books! The first being Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. This is the first time I’ve read this story, and to be honest I didn’t really enjoy it. I’m not sure whether it’s because I’m reading it for the first time as an adult or that I have grown up with, and have loved, the Disney movie version. Maybe a combination of both but I definitely like the movie better. Also it’s pretty cool that I finished this book during Disney’s Peter Pan 65th anniversary week. ~ I also finished listening to a historical fiction novel, Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. I had started it in December and then stoped when Christmas festivities came around. But I picked it back up because of the Olympics being held in South Korea and this story takes place in Korea, so naturally I had to finish reading it! But I loved this story, I fell in love with the characters in particular! ~ Okay so one of the best moments this week was the start of the olympics! I always get excited to watch the olympics and opening ceremony. My favorite winter Olympic sport to watch is figure skating but I enjoy watching all the sports #goteamusa And to celebrate this fun occasion we baked a fingertip cake bc #sprinkles , decorated with the olympics rings! So excited to watch and cheer on #teamusa during the next couple of weeks!
Hello #Bookstagram ! I’m still reading #FreeFoodForMillionaires by @lee_minjin for our new book club, @words between.worlds 🌏 FFFM explores lives of immigrants, different socioeconomic classes, life out of college, trying to differentiate the between wants & needs, cultural clashes between first-generation vs. second generation immigrants, and trying to navigate through life as best as you can, all in New York City. I’m enjoying the novel very much. It is REALLY long though.. ••• Last Friday, I took my coworker to Koreatown in Dallas. (I had to after seeing @simoneandherbooks post the walnut snacks on her feed! ) We had lunch in the food court in H-mart and went to a pastry shop that sells red-bean paste walnuts and picked up some Korean sheet masks! Because everything was so new to my coworker, she asked me tons of questions. Since Lunar New Year is right around the corner, the place was packed with special goodies, and extravagant decorations. My heart swelled up with pride as she learned about my motherland, its culture and its food, which she enjoyed very much. ••• My heart is overwhelmed with so much gratitude with all the love and support we’ve been receiving with @words between.worlds! It makes it a bit more magical for me especially because our first book is by a Korean-American author. And I’m so grateful that many of you have jumped on the bandwagon to learn more about my heritage. Reading FFFM has made me extremely nostalgic for Korea these days.. I lived in Korea all throughout my teenage years so my mind often wanders back to those days.. I miss my parents (who do live in Korea ) terribly and get weepy knowing I’ll miss out another big festivity, Lunar New Year. All the talk about the Olympics also makes me feel extra homesick.. Nevertheless, I’m overjoyed that so many have you decided to join the journey. Thank you all so so much❤️I want to especially thank @mylittlebooktique & @simoneandherbooks that made WBW possible!
Hurra!Nasze książki na liście Bestsellerów New York Times'a!!!👍📚🗣🎉 Czytaliście już "Pachinko" Min Min Lee i " My mieliśmy szczęście" Georgii Hunter? #pachinko #minjinlee #mymieliśmyszczęście #weweretheluckyones #georgiahunter #nytbestseller #tradefiction @wydawnictwoczarnaowca #bookaddict #lovebooks #musthave #bestseller #hurra
This week's #bestsellers here at The Book Table: Hardcover Fiction: 1 ) Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward 2 ) The Power by Naomi Alderman 3 ) Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch 4 ) Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng 5 ) Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn Hardcover Nonfiction: 1 ) Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff 2 ) Everything Happens for a Reason by Karen Bowler 3 ) Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza 4 ) The Line Makes a River by Francisco Cantu 5 ) Directorate S by Steve Coll Paperback Fiction: 1 ) Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders 2 ) Pachinko by Min Jin Lee 3 ) A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 4 ) Beartown by Fredrik Backman 5 ) The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani Paperback NonFiction: 1 ) How to Fight by Thich Nhat Hanh 2 ) I Contain Mutlitudes by Ed Yong 3 ) Bed Feminist by Roxane Gay 4 ) Presence by Amy Cuddy 5 ) Men Explain Things To Me by Rebecca Solnit #shoplocal #oakpark #bookstagram #minjinlee #jesmynward #michaelwolff #petesouza #obama #naomialderman #celesteng @pronounced_ing #leilaslimani #karenbowler #franciscocantu #stevecoll #georgesaunders #fredrikbackman #edyong @roxanegay74 #badfeminist #amycuddy #rebeccasolnit
A selection of newly arrived great fiction books now available in our bookstore and online: http://nautilus.ro/tn/feb . #mythos #stephenfry #stillme #jojomoyes #onlystory #julianbarnes #jesmynward #singunburiedsing #freshcomplaint #jeffreyeugenides #sunandherflowers #rupikaur #beartown #fredrikbackman #colossusofnewyork #colsonwhitehead #travellingcatchronicles #hiroarikawa #midwinterbreak #bernardmaclaverty #eleanoroliphantiscompletelyfine #gailhoneyman #reservoir13 #jonmcgregor #sirens #josephknox #pachinko #minjinlee #fionaburton #nautilusenglishbooks
Watching the Winter Olympics and a recent post from @thebooksellersdaughter has prompted me to think about Korea. 🇰🇷 I read The Vegetarian by Han Kang about two years ago. It is very strange and unusual and a sad story but I did enjoy reading it. 🇰🇷 I recently bought Human Acts for one of my #readingwomenchallenge books as it is written in another language by a woman and translated by a woman too. 🇰🇷 Pachinko by Min Jin Lee was also a recent purchase and it is possibly one of the most beautiful books I own. 🇰🇷 Have you read any books by Korean authors? 🇰🇷 #minjinlee #hankang #thevegetarian #humanacts #pachinko #koreanwriters #bookstagram #bookspines #bookishfeatures #bookstack #bookloversofinstagram #igbooks #femalewriters #readforwomen #readingwomen
Rainy Saturdays mean staying home and reading a good book. Has anyone else read #Pachinko ? #minjinlee #fiction #koreanhistory #weekendreading #storytime #blanketandabook #fancybookmark #toriathome #NYCliving #鳥 #とり #토리 #pocketbird #birdsofig #instabird #featheredfriend #stuffedanimal
With a couple of other bookstagrammers, we created @words between.worlds , a diverse book club that hopes to focus on not just reading diverse literature, but also share our own personal stories and gain perspective of all of our different backgrounds🌍🌎🌏
We named our bookclub “Words Between Worlds” because most of us have felt out of place at one time in our lives. I, especially as a daughter of immigrants raised in a traditional Korean background IN the United States (In a really white state ), I have always felt in between the two worlds and wondered if I would ever truly fit in. Reading has definitely helped bridge that gap. I hope we can use this platform to not only promote diversity in reading, but truly listen to the voices of the underrepresented, and learn from each other by sharing our own personal experiences. We’d love to know why you read diverse literature. Share by finding us on Good Reads! Link in bio. Some of us share the book that inspired us to read diverse literature. Can you guess what mine is? I only talked about it a hundred times..
Pachinko - I would have to say for this book it took me a while to read .. but I do love it tho.. The history of Japan, Korean, the cultures, the war and traditions . How a set of three generations were brought up .. Made me appreciate the country we live in because we have freedom and speech.. #pachinko #minjinlee #botm #bookworm #bookenthusiast
Under a blanket with book #6 of 2018, Pachinko, the inaugural title in our newly formed ‘Divas Digest’ book club. ALL divas welcome. We read mostly women, but as Rufus Wainwright proves, you don’t need to be female to be a diva. Applications to me / @vivala2000 / @ashleaka / @bpoolpete - first meeting, Tuesday 20th Feb, Southbank. 👩🎤📚🍸 #bookstagram #bookclub #readwomen2018 #oursharedshelf #pachinko #divas #southbank #amreading #fiction #minjinlee
just finished pachinko by min jin lee. it was great but somewhat pg-13 for my tastes. i’m glad it was so popular shedding light on the plight of koreans in japan. i give it 4⭐️. if you liked pachinko, i highly recommend moloka’i by alan brennert which is more r-rated and real (i hate to say real but it feels more like reality and a little less sugar coated than pachinko ). moloka’i has a little piece of my heart as i am an adopted korean american and gets 5⭐️. ☺️