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During the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, I didn’t expect to cry when athletes from two Koreas marched as one into the stadium, carrying the flag of unification, but tears filled my eyes. It was as if my body couldn’t be stopped from remembering some unspent grief.

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2018 Notable Books List: Year’s best in fiction, nonfiction and poetry announced.

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With the Winter Olympics in full swing, the big story is the Koreans, in particular the presence in Pyeongchang of Kim Jong-un’s younger sister. It is said that analysts have been scrutinising Kim …

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Bill Goldstein selects Pachinko in his Top 5 Books of 2017 in NBC New York’s Bill’s Books. To see the video, please click the link.

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By James Kidd “My writer of the year is Min Jin Lee, whose superb new novel Pachinko was accompanied by a timely reprint of her superb old one, Free Food for Millionaires (2007).” For the …

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The Best Books, Shows, Films and Podcasts of 2017 for History Lovers FICTION The year’s best historically inflected fiction offered reflections on wars and family ties across generations. In a year …

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By Lynn Lobash, Manager of Reader Services The end of the year is a natural time to reflect, to take stock. Consequently, there are many “best of” lists this time of year: best movies, …

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By Ezra Klein, Editor-at-Large PACHINKO The first sentence of this National Book Award finalist takes no prisoners. “History has failed us, but no matter,” writes Min Jin Lee. I don’t read as much …

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By Ilana Masad PACHINKO After the turn of the last century, a Korean family finds itself in disgrace when their beloved daughter Sunja winds up pregnant by her deceitful, gangster lover. When Sunja …

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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is a sprawling, beautiful novel chronicling the cultural struggles of four generations of a Korean family, beginning in 1910 during the time of Japanese colonization. In our …

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