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Books, Women and Wine – Bend Bella Cyclists
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Event: Books, Women and Wine

Apr
12

Books, Women and Wine – open to current Bellas only

When: Thursday, April 12th at 5:30 PM

Where: Level 2 Global Food and Lounge, 360 SW Powerhouse Dr. #210 Bend (map)

Details: There is nothing better than curling up with a good book. Plan to join us on Thursday, April 12th, at 5:30 PM at Level 2 Global Food and Lounge, where we will meet, eat, drink and discuss this months selection, Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.

In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant–and that her lover is married–she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son’s powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.

Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan’s finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee’s complex and passionate characters–strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis–survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history.

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW TOP TEN OF THE YEAR * NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 *A USA TODAY TOP TEN OF 2017

This book is available from the Deschutes Public Library System in hard copy and ebook.

For more information: please contact Nancy Whitlatch at (925) 383-3481 or nwhitlatch@gmail.com.