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At our September 21st meeting we will discuss Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson. Please contact the library for additional details.


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, 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.  
Gripping, tragic, and densely atmospheric, 
Snow Falling on Cedars is a masterpiece of suspense-- one that leaves us shaken and changed.

Plan ahead to join the Island City Book Club for discussion of these selections:

  • October 19 - The Light Between Oceans / M.L. Stedman

Past book club selections include: 

  • The Tea Planter's Wife / Dinah Jefferies
  • Like Water For Chocolate /  Laura Esquivel
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings / Maya Angelou
  • Cutting for Stone / Abraham Verghese

Options for obtaining copies of book club selections include:

Please visit us or contact the Wilton Manors Library at (954) 390-2195 if you have questions about the Island City Book Club. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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