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Book Club: Snow Falling on Cedars

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On Tuesday, April 8, we will be discussing Snow Falling on Cedars at the Museum for our Book Club selection for April.  Start reading this award-winning novel and join us at 6 pm in our Stage Door Canteen that evening.


Discuss with fellow readers the story the Los Angeles Times called “Haunting…. A whodunit complete with courtroom maneuvering and surprising turns of evidence and at the same time a mystery, something altogether richer and deeper.” 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 – 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.

We will post some potential discussion questions a week before the event.  Hope to see you there! Or follow along on the blog if you are not in New Orleans but have something to say about this novel.

Posted by Lauren Handley, Education Programs Coordinator

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