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Pelham Book Club's Selection Features South Korean Author

Pelham Public Library has several events scheduled in the upcoming weeks.
Pelham Public Library has several events scheduled in the upcoming weeks. Photo Credit: Pelham Library website

PELHAM, N.Y. – March’s Book Club Selection for the Pelham Public Library is “Please Look After Mom” by South Korean author Kyung-Sook Shin.

The book will be discussed at the library on Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. The book is the story of Park So-nyo, 69, who disappears after becoming separated from her husband at a Seoul subway station. But the novel is the story of her family as well, as they reflect upon her; it is told from the perspectives of the husband, the eldest son, a daughter, and Park So-nyo herself.

In a review, novelist Jamie Ford wrote: "Please Look After Mom isn't merely a story of familial loss and longing, of the many veils of shame and surrender beneath one roof. This tale is a door, and once you cross its threshold, you'll never be able to go back to that comfortable place you came from. Your perceptions will be transformed. Permanently."

The library is open 6 days a week, including Mondays and Thursdays until 9 p.m.

Upcoming programs include a New York Health Exchange Presentation by the Business Council of Westchester on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 1:30 p.m. and an eight week career counseling seminar with orientation sessions scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13 and Monday, Feb. 24, at 6:30 p.m.

Visit the Pelham Public Library website for complete details on events and times.