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by Min Jin Lee | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 178669137X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingEdwardstreetwing of Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on 1/6/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingEdwardstreetwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Saturday, January 06, 2018
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I enjoyed the first half of the book , the second half lacked depth and excitment for me.

Journal Entry 3 by wingkeeta1wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Saturday, January 13, 2018
Thank you Edwardstreet, the book arrived today. What a pretty cover :)
I read another review which also said they preferred the first half of the book.

Journal Entry 4 by wingkeeta1wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Friday, May 11, 2018
A story about the Zainichi (Koreans who moved to Japan during colonial rule), starting in 1910 and ending several generations later in 1989. These Koreans are never fully accepted in Japan and are treated as foreigners their whole lives, as are their children, even if they are born in Japan.
The Pachinko of the title is a form of Japanese pinball and gambling, which plays a large part in the lives of the families in the book.
Overall a very enjoyable and quite informative book. Luckily for me, I enjoyed the whole thing :)

Yeongdo, Korea 1911. In a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married yakuza, the family face ruin. But then Isak, a Christian minister, offers her a chance of salvation: a new life in Japan as his wife.
Following a man she barely knows to a hostile country in which she has no friends, no home, and whose language she cannot speak, Sunja's salvation is just the beginning of her story.
Through eight decades and four generations, Pachinko is an epic tale of family, identity, love, death and survival.

Journal Entry 5 by wingkeeta1wing at By Post, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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Travelling to Arvores in Portugal for the tag game :)
Happy reading!

Journal Entry 6 by wingArvoreswing at Porto Santo (ilha), Madeira Portugal on Monday, June 04, 2018
The book arrived today, with a beautiful card and bookmark.
Thank you SO much.

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