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Afternoon Book Club

Join us for a discussion of Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

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 has 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.

Through eight decades and four generations, Pachinko is an epic tale of family, identity, love, death and survival.

All are welcome and registration is not required. Copies of the next book are available at each meeting.

Where: The Joyce's Sun Room

Start Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Schlow Centre Region Library
Address: 211 S Allen St, State College, PA, 16801 (map)
Website: http://schlowlibrary.org/events
Phone: 8142376236
Email: [email protected]
 
Occurs: April 24th 2019 at 12:30 pm

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