Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko is the latest pick for Queen Camilla’s book club.

Lee’s novel, published in 2017 by Grand Central, tells the story of four generations of a Korean family in 20th-century Japan. The book was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize; it was also adapted for an Apple TV+ series that premiered in 2022. In a starred review, a critic for Kirkus praised the novel as “an old-fashioned epic whose simple, captivating storytelling delivers both wisdom and truth.”

Queen Camilla announced the book’s selection on Instagram, with a graphic that reads, “This is a really powerful presentation of women’s resilience and grit in the face of adversity. Pachinko is an expansive, multigenerational epic which offers a fascinating insight into life for Koreans in Japan in the 20th century. A moving and memorable read.”

Lee reacted to the book’s selection on the social platform X, writing, “Her Majesty recommends. She read my second novel. Am honoured (British spelling). In London right now researching and interviewing for the revision of my third novel, and Her Majesty’s generous remarks feel like a miracle. Grateful.”

Camilla launched her book club in 2021 with Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror & the Light. Other selections have included Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow, Ian McEwan’s Atonement, and Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy.

Michael Schaub is a contributing writer.