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Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

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  • San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder. In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than a man's guilt. For on San Piedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar trees and the fields of ripe strawberries - memories of a charmed love affair between a white boy and the Japanese girl who grew up to become Kabuo's wife; memories of land desired, paid for, and lost. Above all, San Piedro is haunted by the memory of what happened to its Japanese residents during World War II, when an entire community was sent into exile while its neighbors watched. 

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  • Holli

    My favorite quote from the book..."I am like a traveler descended from Mars who looks down in astonishment at what passes here.  And what I see is the same human frailty passed from generation to generation.  What I see is again and again the same sad human frailty.  We hate one another; we are the victims of irrational fears.  And there is nothing in the stream of human history to suggest we are going to change this.  In the face of such a world you have only yourselves to rely on.  You have only the decision you must make, each of you, alone.  And will you contribute to the indifferent forces that ceaselessly conspire toward injustice?  Or will you stand up against this endless tide and in the face of it be truly human?”

    warning....if you liked the book, don't, whatever you do, don't watch the movie.

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    • Mary L

      That can be said of any book and movie. You can do movie and then book (usually), but you can never do book then movie!

      Yesterday

  • Asha G.

    Couldn't. Finish this very slow moving book. Some one on wait list can use the spot

    3 days ago

  • Michelle

    Hi folks. Happy Thanksgiving. Long waitlist already for both days. Please make sure your RSVP is up to date and you are only signed up to attend one of the discussions. I will be using some book club funds to bring a few bottles of wine (haven't done the math yet) but feel feee to bring whatever you'd like to drink as Leonardo's is BYOB :) Happy reading!

    2 · November 24

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