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Esquire: Top 10 Best Books of 2017 (So Far)

By Angela Ledgerwood

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Thirty years in the making, Lee’s sweeping, multi-generational novel is set in 1900s Asia and is informed by stories she heard about legal and social discrimination against Koreans in Japan, a history largely denied and erased. This story kicks off with an unplanned pregnancy and the promise of a less shameful life in Japan and evolves into addictive family saga packed with forbidden love, the search for belonging, and triumph against the odds.

published: Esquire Magazine