Min Jin Lee's new novel Pachinko releases February 7/17. I have not one, but two copies to giveaway!
What's it about? From Grand Central Publishing:
"A new tour de force from the bestselling author of Free Food for Millionaires, for readers of A Fine Balance and Cutting for Stone.
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." Read an excerpt of Pachinko.
"Min Jin Lee's debut novel, Free Food for Millionaires, was one of the "Top 10 Novels of the Year" for The Times (London), NPR's Fresh Air, and USA Today. Her short fiction has been featured on NPR's Selected Shorts. Her writings have appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, The Times (London), Vogue, Travel+Leisure, Wall Street Journal, New York Times Magazine, and Food & Wine. Her essays and literary criticism have been anthologized widely. She served as a columnist for the Chosun Ilbo, the leading paper of South Korea. She lives in New York with her family." You can connect with Min Jin Lee on her website, like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.
And if you'd like to read Pachinko, enter to win a copy using the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US and Canada, no po boxes please. Ends February 11/17.
This sounds like a wonderful read—thanks for the chance to win a copy!
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Thanks for your captivating feature and giveaway.
The cover is so beautiful, and I expect something from Grand Central Publishing to be good!
A very good book and while I didn't particularly care for the ending, it wasn't bad. Just not as much closure as I would have liked from the characters. I would definitely recommend reading this book if you like historical fiction.
This book sounds very intriguing!
sounds like a good read
Sounds like a fascinating read!
I love this kind of story. Thanks for the chance to win.
A super storyline and this type of novel appeals to me.
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