2019 One Book, One Community Selection Is In

One Book, One Community, a beloved initiative that encourages local residents to read the same book at the same time, returns this November, and Richland Library is excited to announce Min Jin Lee's "Pachinko" as the 2019 selection.

Known as a popular pick among book clubs nationwide, "Pachinko" is a prior National Book Award finalist and a pick for the "New York Times" 10 Best Books of 2017. The timely read follows four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family, who are exiled from their homeland, and it showcases their struggles surrounding faith, family and identify in 20th century Japan.

In a review, the "New York Times" explains, "'Pachinko' is about outsiders, minorities and the politically disenfranchised... Despite the compelling sweep of time and history, it is the characters and their tumultuous lives that propel the narrative. Small details subtly reveal the characters' secret selves and build to powerful moments."

Mark the calendar and please join us in November 2019 as we dive into this book. Whether it's grabbing a copy or joining a book group, Richland Library invites local residents to take part in One Book, One Community. Then be sure to Meet the Author: Min Jin Lee on Friday, November 15 during an after-hours event at our Main location (1431 Assembly Street).

Visit us online at richlandlibrary.com for the latest developments on One Book, One Community. For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email estoll@richlandlibrary.com.

About Richland Library
Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 12 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.

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