SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS: MY BOOK-O-GANZA BOOK
Thanks to @ChrisK for this idea! What would we do without you?
- •I was so excited to receive my Book-o-Ganza book!I was happy to see that my Tyvek envelope held up well.
- •The book is Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
- •I had never heard of it! How exciting.
- •The cover was pretty.
- •The book came in just when I had finished a book - perfect timing - so I dove right in.
- •I was immediately sucked in by the lyrical writing and the quiet, intense story.
- •The image of the title fits the book perfectly.Snow falling on cedars to me feels quiet, beautiful, but also oppressive.
- •The book centers on the trial of a Japanese-American man who is accused of murdering his childhood friend in 1954.
- •It's set on a small (fictional) island in Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest.
- •The small-town mindsets and relationships resonated with me.I grew up on a peninsula not an island but we had some shadow of that isolation.
- •The book covered racial tension, Japanese internment, coming back from war as a broken person, and intricacies of the heart.
- •Again, the writing is absolutely beautiful.
- •Apparently it was made into a movie starring Ethan Hawke in 1999.I watched the trailer and it didn't look great.
- •This book is well worth a read.
- •4 out of 5 stars!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
- •Thanks again @ChrisK !
- •Let me know if you want the book and I'm totally happy to send it on to you!