Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee, the first pick for the Words Between Worlds Book Club
I am thrilled to be reading along with a new diverse book club on Instagram called Words Between Worlds, co-founded by my friends, Diana, Simone and Haley. Their first book pick is Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee. Please see the synopsis below and head over to their Instagram page as well as their Goodreads to join in the conversation about why diversity in literature is so important.
In her critically acclaimed debut, National Book Award finalist Min Jin Lee introduces the indelible Casey Han: a strong-willed, Queens-bred daughter of Korean immigrants who is addicted to a glamorous Manhattan lifestyle she cannot afford. Fresh out of Princeton with an economics degree, no job, and a popular white boyfriend, Casey is determined to carve a space for herself in the glittering world she craves - but at what cost?
Lee's bestselling, sharp-eyed, sweeping epic of love, greed, and hunger-set in a landscape where millionaires scramble for the free lunches the poor are too proud to accept is an addictively readable, startlingly sympathetic portrait of intergenerational strife and immigrant struggle, exposing the intricate layers of a community clinging to its old ways in a city packed with haves and have-nots. Inspired by 19th century novels such as Vanity Fair and Middlemarch, Min Jin Lee examines maintaining one's identity within changing communities in what is her remarkably assured debut.
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