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Virtual Fit to Be Lit Book Club Meeting Via Zoom/Snow Falling on Cedars by David Gutterson

Virtual Fit to Be Lit Book Club Meeting Via Zoom/Snow Falling on Cedars by David Gutterson

Virtual Fit To Be Lit Book Club Discussion

Friday, June 26, 11am-12pm

Come join us on Zoom for a fun and lively discussion of some of today's best Literary Fiction! This month's selection is the now classic Snow Falling On Cedars by David Gutterson. This highly regarded novel won the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction in 1995 and was made into a film in 2000:

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 Pedro, 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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Snow Falling On Cedars is available for free on Hoopla with your library card.

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Please email Melina Halpin with questions or to register at: melina.halpin@hackensack.bccls.org`

Friday, June 26, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Hackensack - Off-site
Hackensack's Johnson Free Public Library
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