Monday, August 17, 2020

Six top books on loss and longing

Karolina Waclawiak is the author of the novels How to Get into the Twin Palms, The Invaders, and Life Events.

At The Week magazine she tagged six favorite books on loss and longing. One title on the list:
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (2017).

Pachinko is breathtaking in scope as it builds a portrait of an early-20th-century Korean family who eventually immigrate to Japan to create a new life for themselves. Lee paints an incredibly complex intergenerational portrait of immigration, familial ties, and family secrets. The word "epic" was made for novels like this.
Read about another entry on the list.

Pachinko is among Allison Patkai's top six books with strong female voices, Tara Sonin's twenty-one books for fans of HBO’s Succession, and six books Jia Tolentino recommends.

--Marshal Zeringue