Exploring books that have been made into movies. The books are available for checkout a month prior to the meeting. We will show the movie on the second Thursday of the month at 1:30 PM.
April 11: Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson (PG-13)
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • PEN/Faulkner Award Winner
“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.” – Amazon
The 2000 movie stars Ethan Hawke, James Cromwell, Youki Kudoh, Max von Sydow, and Sam Shepard. This movie is rated PG-13.