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Reviews and Recommendations
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This week's staff picks:
The Railwayman's Wife
Reviewed by Linda
The Railwayman's Wife takes place in 1948 in a Sydney suburb by the sea. Three people are struggling with great loss and search for peace in the town's library. The novel is written in clear, shining prose and with an eloquent understanding of sorrow and loss. Each character is grappling with a common question -- how do I continue to live? While the story may break your heart at times, it ultimately celebrates love and human connection as well as nature's beauty.
Min Jin Lee
Reviewed by Phil
Pachinko tells the story of a Korean family over three generations as they move from Korea to Japan in the early 1900s. Sunja, the proud daughter of an impoverished family, falls pregnant to a married man who wants to set her up in a home as his Korean mistress. Sunja refuses. She is saved from her plight by a young missionary who marries her and takes her to Japan, where he intends to join his brother who works as a missionary in Osaka. This is a rich and moving tale, with great insights into Korean and Japanese culture, as well as into the trials and tribulations of life as a member of a minority group.
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