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Talk & Walk: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
• What we'll do This month we'll celebrate getting our taxes done with an armchair trip to Korea and Japan. After what I'm sure will be an interesting discussion over a coffee/wine/beer and/or nosh we'll head out for a walk around Lake of the Isles. From Goodreads: 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. • What to bring Your intellectual curiosity and a smile. • Important to know Dunn Brothers is gracious enough to not charge us for the meeting room. Go ahead and indulge in that pastry. You know you want to!

Dunn Brothers

2528 Hennepin Ave · Minneapolis, MN

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This is a group for those who love ideas, culture, great conversations, and staying active all year long. We read works of (primarily) fiction with a strong sense of time and place, ideally written by an author from the locale in which it’s set. Traveling the world in our reading, it seems only fitting that the discussion be also on the move! So we take our conversations out-of-doors for a walk around our wonderful local Twin cities neighborhoods, lakes, parks, etc. and conclude for final thoughts and conversations at a local establishment for well-deserved refreshments. Example readings might include: “The Blind Assassin” by Margaret Atwood – depression era Ontario, Canada; “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson – 1950s Iowa; or “The Book of Salt” by Monique Truong – 1920s Vietnam, Paris, Exile.

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