ABOUT THE EVENT
The Phoenix Book Club will meet at Phoenixville Public Library on Monday, May 6 at 7:00 PM to discuss Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. Profoundly moving and gracefully told, Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them. Betrayed by her wealthy lover, Sunja finds unexpected salvation when a young tubercular minister offers to marry her and bring her to Japan to start a new life. So begins a sweeping saga of exceptional people in exile from a homeland they never knew and caught in the indifferent arc of history. In Japan, Sunja’s family members endure harsh discrimination, catastrophes, and poverty, yet they also encounter great joy as they pursue their passions and rise to meet the challenges this new home presents. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, they are bound together by deep roots as their family faces enduring questions of faith, family, and identity. A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist. A copy of the book may be reserved at the Library or online at www.ccls.org. The group is free and open to the public. For more information, call 610-933-3013 x132 or e-mail email@example.com. Phoenixville Public Library is located at 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville, PA.