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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
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Jan 05, 2018

it was amazing
bookshelves: historical-fiction
Read from January 01 to 05, 2018

If I had read this book in 2017, it would have been my favorite book of the year. But I read during the first week of January, 2018, so time will tell if it remains my favorite. This is a riveting, yet poignant read about a resilient family who have no country to call their own. The story is deep and sprawling at the same time, covering seventy years of a family's experiences in Korea and China. The author allows us to delve deeply into the motivations of the characters, and she did a fantastic job of making them true to life. They are astoundingly real in their emotions, thoughts, and reactions. I also enjoyed learning about the relationship between the Koreans and Japanese during the time of World War II. This is one of the few books that I would enjoy reading again.
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