A benefit for Music Hall members at our Contributor-level and above, Book Club meets the second Monday of the month in the lounge at Portwalk Place from 6-7:30pm. Evenings include time for socializing followed by a moderated discussion. This month’s title is Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.

About the Book:

In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant—and that her lover is married—she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son’s powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.

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For more information, please contact Jess Bunker (603.766.2176, JBunker@themusichall.org)

About Our Moderator

Dawn Heffron is a downtown Portsmouth resident and strong supporter of The Music Hall. Her background is in Special Education and teaching the hearing impaired. When asked about her favorite book, Dawn cited A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith as one of her all-time favorite novels “I love the main character, Francie; her resilience in the face of adversity, her honesty, and of course, her love of reading and books!” As for being the moderator of The Music Hall Book Club, “I couldn’t have chosen a more insightful, erudite group of people!” she says. “They enjoy reading as much as I do and they are forthright in sharing their contributions about the book selections, which makes for interesting and thought-provoking discussions.”