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"28 historical fiction books that will whisk you away to a different world," Business Insider, May 2022.

"Understanding the Zeitgeist: Pachinko, Representation, and the Cultural Road Ahead," Sampan, April 2022.

Pachinko and Free Food for Millionaires featured on McKinsey's annual reading list, August 2021.

"Pachinko-pilled" ("22 books we couldn't put down")Guardian Australia, June 2021.

Ezra Klein and Elizabeth Warren recommend Pachinko," Ezra Klein Interviews Senator Elizabeth Warren" transcript, New York Times, May 2021.

Selection for Harlem-based Sugarhill Creamery's virtual book club, March 2021.

"25 Books About Immigration That Movingly Capture the Experience," Oprah Daily, July 2020.

"Bookish Celebrities Share Their Top Reading Recommendations," Goodreads, May 2020.

"12 must-read books for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month," Business Insider, April 2020.

"Best Books to Read if You're Dreaming of Japan," Conde Nast Traveler, March 2020. 

"The Best Books for Distancing Yourself From Reality Right Now," Esquire, March 2020. 

"13 Fiction Breakthroughs That Live Up to the Hype," Kirkus, 2020.

"Staff Picks," Paris Review, August 2019.

President Obama Recommends Pachinko, May 2019.

"The year in books: What Seattle Times arts writers read and loved in 2018," Seattle Times, December 2018.

"Babe Ruth, the Beastie Boys, e-mail follies, and romance for today: Our staffers recommend the best reads of 2018," Philadelphia Inquirer, December 2018.

"26 Books That Make You Want to Book a Trip ASAP," BuzzFeed, August 2018.

Australia Bureau Chief Damien Cave recommends PachinkoNew York Times Australia Letter, August 2018.

The Biblioracle recommends PachinkoChicago Tribune, July 2018.

"Best summer books 2018, as picked by writers and cultural figures," The Guardian, July 2018.

Bill Goldstein's Top 5 Books of 2017NBC New York, December 2017.

"The Best Books, Shows, Films and Podcasts of 2017 for History Lovers," History Channel, December 2017.

"NYPL's 10 Best Books of 2017," New York Public Library, December 2017.

"The best books I read in 2017," Vox, December 2017.

"Favorite Books of 2017," Read It Forward, 2017.

New York Times Best Sellers, December 24, 2017.

"The 10 best books of 2017," BBC Culture, December 2017.

"The best international fiction of 2017," Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, December 2017.

"Electric Literature's 25 Best Novels of 2017," Electric Lit, December 2017.

"Favorites of 2017: Pachinko," The Interpreter (Lowy Institute), December 2017.

"Top 10 books of 2017," San Francisco Chronicle, December 2017.

"The Ultimate Best Books of 2017 List," LitHub, December 2017.

"A Year in Reading 2017," The Millions, December 2017.

"Best Books of 2017 – On Point Staff Picks," WBUR, December 2017.

"Books for reading and gifting," Chicago Tribune, December 2017.

"Best Books of 2017," The Brooklyn Rail, December 2017.

"The fiction that got me through 2017," CNN, December 2017.

"10 books we loved reading in 2017," USA Today, December 2017.

"Best Books of 2017," NPR, December 2017.

"Best Books of 2017," BookPage, December 2017.

"The best 18 books of 2017," The Australian Financial Review Magazine, December 2017.

"Take your pick from 2017's favourite page-turners," Irish Independent, December 2017.

"Ten Books That Made 2017 More Bearable," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 2017.

"The best books of the year," Irish Times, December 2017.

"What have the great and the good been reading in 2017?", The Herald (Glasgow), December 2017.

"Best books of 2017: critics' picks," Financial Times, December 2017.

Vancouver Public Librarians Book Lists, Ottawa Citizen, 2017.

"The 10 Best Books of 2017," New York Times Book Review, November 2017.

Best Books of 2017: Top 25 FictionPublishers Weekly.

"8 authors coming to the National Book Festival tell us the best thing they read this year," Washington Post, August 2017.

"What We're Reading," New York Times Book Review Podcast, August 2017.

"Pachinko review: a masterpiece of empathy, integrity and family loyalty," Irish Times, August 2017.

"Pachinko review: Min Jin Lee's saga of Koreans in Japan is hard to put down," Sydney Morning Herald, August 2017.

"Match Book" Recommends PachinkoNew York Times, August 2017.

"Is Trump Ruining Book Sales?"New Republic, July 2017.

"The Buzziest Books of 2017 So Far: Critical Linking," BookRiot.

"The Buzziest Books of 2017 (So Far)," BookBub.

British Airways High Life: Recommended Books

Amazon Best Books of 2017 So Far

"Best Books of 2017 (So Far)," BookRiot.

"Trend report: 12 best novels about immigrants and refugees," BookPage, September 2017.

"Best holiday reads 2017, picked by writers," The Guardian, July 2017.

"What are Anne Enright, John Boyne and others reading this Summer?", Irish Times, July 2017.

"What CEOs are reading in 2017," McKinsey & Company, June 2017.

"Min Jin Lee's Pachinko: exiles' existence is all a game of chance," The Australian, June 2017.

"NYC's Best Independent Booksellers Share Their Picks For Summer Reading," The Village Voice, June 2017.

"Beach reads," World Magazine, May 2017.

"Pachinko by Min Jin Lee tells the story of Koreans living in Japan," New Statesman, May 2017.

"12 Titles to Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month," The Booklist Reader

Washington Post Bestseller, May 2017.

"A novel that asks: How do we forgive the ones we love?" Minnesota Public Radio News: Ask a Bookseller, May 2017.

'This month's 3 best books," The Australian Financial Review Magazine, April 2017.

"'Pachinko' by Min Jin Lee," Asian Review of BooksApril 2017.

"New in fiction," People Magazine, April 2017.

Review of Pachinko audiobookWashington Post, April 2017.

"'Pachinko,' by Min Jin Lee," San Francisco Chronicle, March 2017. 

"'Pachinko' is an intimate yet expansive immigrant story," The Michigan Daily, March 2017.

"Emotional roots of Korean family's story resonate," Winnipeg Free Press, March 2017.

"A story of survival against all the odds," Ilkley Gazette, March 2017.

"Review: PACHINKO by Min Jin Lee," Ploughshares, March 2017.

"Shadow of the stain," Times Literary Supplement, March 2017.

"Pachinko by Min Jin Lee review – rich story of the immigrant experience," The Guardian, March 2017.

"'Pachinko': Min Jin Lee writes the struggle of an ethnic Korean family in Japan," Japan Times, March 2017.

"People Without a Home: On Min Jin Lee's 'Pachinko,'" The Millions, February 2017.

"Pachinko by Min Jin Lee – everyday heroes," Financial Times, February 2017.

Reviewed by Daily Mail (UK), February 2017.

Interview on UK Publication Day, Foyles Bookstore, February 2017.

Recommended by Vanity Fair, February 2017.

"Five Books Making News This Week: Death, Dystopia, and Depression," LitHub, February 2017.

"10 New Books We Recommend This Week," New York Times, February 2017.

"16 Powerful, Important Books Written by Immigrant Authors," Elle, February 2017.

Review in Fusion, 2017.

Review in Newsday, February 2017.

"Culture Clash, Survival and Hope in 'Pachinko,'" NPR Book ReviewFebruary 2017.

"The Week in Reading: The Best New Book Releases for February 7, 2017," Newsweek, February 2017

Review by Christine AnPaste Magazine, February 2017.

"Bill Goldstein's Books for Sunday, Feb. 5," NBC, February 2017.

"July's Book Club Pick: 'Pachinko,' by Min Jin Lee," New York Times Book Review, July 2017.

"Amazon's Best Books of the Month," Business Insider, February 2017.

"Book of the Month Club Selection," Book of the Month, February 2017.

"The 50 Best Books of 2017," Esquire, December 2017.

"12 Excellent Reads," Kirkus Reviews, February 2017. 

Selected for Greenlight Bookstore First Editions Club 2017

"Your Shelf Life: 5 Books to Read in February," San Diego Magazine, January 2017.

"Historical fiction to sweep you to another time – from the 1930s to the 1980s," Toronto Star, January 2017.

February 2017 TNB Book Club Selection, The Nervous Breakdown

"The 32 Most Exciting Books Coming in 2017," BuzzFeed, January 2017.

"Review: Min Jin Lee's epic Pachinko takes on the complex and fraught history of Korea and Japan," South China Morning Post Magazine, January 2017.

"Most Anticipated Books of 2017," Book Riot, January 2017.

"The 22 Most Anticipated Book Club Reads Coming in 2017," BookBub, January 2017.


"Top 10 Books of February 2017," The Canadian Library Association's Loan Stars Program

"The 25 Most Anticipated Books by Women for 2017," Elle, January 2017.

"Most Anticipated: The Great 2017 Book Preview," The Millions, January 2017.

"100 Reasons It's Going to Be a Wonderful 2017," Daily Mail UK, December 2016.

"21 of the Biggest Historical Fiction Releases Coming in 2017," BookBub, January 2017.

Fiction editor Laurie Muchnick's "My Own Most-Anticipated List," Kirkus Reviews, January 2017.

"50 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2017," Nylon.

"The February 2017 Indie Next List Preview," American Booksellers Association, December 2016.

"Ten books to read in 2017," BBC, December 2016.

Booklist starred review, December 2016.

"Spring 2017 Announcements: Literary Fiction," Publishers Weekly, December 2016.

"Best new books for 2017," Stylist (UK), 2017.

Publishers Weekly, February 2017. 

"The 10 Best New Books to Read This February," Chicago Review of Books, January 2017

"50 Amazing New Books 2017," Parchment Girl, 2017.

"Grace Talusan's 6 New Books from Diverse Voices," Vela Magazine, 2017.

The Book Report Network: Hachette Book Club Brunch 2016, October 2016

Library Journal Starred Review

Kirkus Reviews Starred Review, February 2017


FFFM Reviews

Free Food for Millionaires:

"7 Books About Sad Girls in New York City," Electric Lit, September 2022.

"12 Novels About Assistants Trapped in Jobs They're Too Good For," Electric Lit, July 2022.

Pachinko and Free Food for Millionaires featured on McKinsey's annual reading list, August 2021.

"The Best Books to Read During The Coronavirus Pandemic, According to PEOPLE Editors," People Magazine, April 2020. 

NYPL Book of the Day, April 2020.

"10 best books to read to beat coronavirus boredom," NY Post, March 2020.

Review of 10th Anniversary Edition of Free Food for MillionairesDaily Mail (UK), August 2017.

"Book review: Min Jin Lee's Free Food for Millionaires, a modern-day Middlemarch but more fun, gets deserved re-release," South China Morning Post, August 2017.

"What I'm Reading This Summer: Junot Díaz," The New Yorker, June 2011.

"Immigrant writer comes in from the cold at last" (Melinda Harper), South China Morning Post, March 2009.

Review by Melissa Katsoulis, The Times of London, July 2007.

"Korean War (Liesl Schillinger)," New York Times, July 2007.

"Trying on different hats," The Washington Times, June 2007.

"The Observer (Francesca Segal)The Guardian, June 2007.

"What to Read this Summer?" NPR, May 2007.

USA TODAY, April 2007.

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