Thanks to @ChrisK for this idea! What would we do without you?
  1. I was so excited to receive my Book-o-Ganza book!
    I was happy to see that my Tyvek envelope held up well.
  2. The book is Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
  3. I had never heard of it! How exciting.
  4. The cover was pretty.
  5. The book came in just when I had finished a book - perfect timing - so I dove right in.
  6. I was immediately sucked in by the lyrical writing and the quiet, intense story.
  7. The image of the title fits the book perfectly.
    Snow falling on cedars to me feels quiet, beautiful, but also oppressive.
  8. The book centers on the trial of a Japanese-American man who is accused of murdering his childhood friend in 1954.
  9. It's set on a small (fictional) island in Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest.
  10. 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.
  11. The book covered racial tension, Japanese internment, coming back from war as a broken person, and intricacies of the heart.
  12. Again, the writing is absolutely beautiful.
  13. Apparently it was made into a movie starring Ethan Hawke in 1999.
    I watched the trailer and it didn't look great.
  14. This book is well worth a read.
  15. 4 out of 5 stars!
  16. Thanks again @ChrisK !
  17. Let me know if you want the book and I'm totally happy to send it on to you!