The Last Story of Mina Lee book cover

CANCELED - Books Uncovered: The Last Story of Mina Lee

Thu., Jan. 13, 2022 | 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Huntington Zoom event
Event Notes: 
Members $125, non-Members $150, students $100; Thursdays, Jan. 13, 20 & 27
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Join author Nancy Jooyoun Kim, chef Irene Yoo, and Li Wei Yang, curator of Pacific Rim Collections at The Huntington, in this next installment of Books Uncovered. This three-part, virtual series, immerses participants into the pages of Kim's novel The Last Story of Mina Lee through a facilitated discussion with the author, an exploration of the collections with curatorial staff, and a hands-on cooking lesson of Korean American comfort food, based on themes and recipes in the book.

The series will be held online via Zoom. The Zoom link and link to purchase the book will be sent to attendees in a confirmation email. Registration includes all three sessions of the series. Please check your junk or spam folders if you do not receive a confirmation email upon registration.

Irene Yoo
Irene Yoo is the chef and creator of Yooeating, which ran as a Brooklyn-based popup for over six years. In addition to formerly working as a photo and video producer for Food Network, Irene has developed recipes and penned essays for Food52,, and Slate, and previously presented about Korean culinary history at The Korea Society and The Museum of Food and Drink.

Nancy Jooyoun Kim

Nancy Jooyoun Kim is the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Story of Mina Lee, a Reese's Book Club pick. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Guernica, NPR/PRI’s Selected Shorts, Salon, Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s The Margins, and elsewhere.