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Min Jin Lee

Biography

Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee's debut novel, FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES, was one of the "Top 10 Novels of the Year" for The Times (London), NPR's "Fresh Air" and USA Today. Her short fiction has been featured on NPR's "Selected Shorts." Her writings have appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, The Times (London), Vogue, Travel+Leisure, Wall Street Journal, New York Times Magazine and Food & Wine. Her essays and literary criticism have been anthologized widely. She served as a columnist for the Chosun Ilbo, the leading paper of South Korea. She lives in New York with her family.

Min Jin Lee

Books by Min Jin Lee

by Min Jin Lee - Fiction

PACHINKO follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan. So begins a sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from its homeland and caught in the indifferent arc of history. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, its members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family and identity.