Health Resources | Pachinko

PachinkoIf you’re researching anything of a medical nature, you may benefit from the databases hosted by the State Library!  Alt Health Watch, Consumer Health Complete, and Health Source are all resources for researchers and students alike.  Alt Health Watch includes articles and studies on alternative and holistic approaches to health care.   Consumer Health Complete has basic medical information and diagrams for students and the general public, and Health Source provides full-text articles and abstracts for the academic medical community.  Visit the North Dakota State Library’s online resources page if you are interested.


Our featured book of the week is Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee.  

In the early 1900s, Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, is betrayed by her wealthy lover.  However, she finds unexpected help when a young minister offers to marry her and bring her to Japan and start a new life.  

With these events, the sweeping saga of an exceptional family begins, stretching through the generations as Sunja and her family members endure harsh trials, and great joy, pursuing their passions and rising to meet whatever challenges their new home presents.

A finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction, Pachinko is  described by Booklist as “An exquisite, haunting epic… ‘moments of shimmering beauty and some glory too’…”.  For this book and others like it, come visit our collection and find the right book for you!


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