By Min Jin Lee (HarperCollins)
This acclaimed historical saga is told through four generations of a Korean family in Japan. In the early 1900s a teenage girl, Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls in love with a wealthy suitor near her Korean home. Yet for a number of reasons she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through the village on his way to Japan. Her decisions set off a saga that reverberates through generations.