This book was on my TBR list for the longest time. Finally, I got around to it a couple of weeks ago, and all I can tell you right now, is that it is definitely worth the wait.
This book is primarily about the isolation and discrimination against the Japanese living in USA during the time of World War 2.
Here’s an excerpt where he beautifully describes the landscape while at the same time talking about the futility of fighting over land.
The snowfall obliterated the borders between the fields and made Kabuo Miyamoto’s long-cherished seven acres indistinguishable from the land that surrounded them.
All human claims to the landscape were superseded, made null and void by the snow.
The world was one world, and the notion that a man might kill another over some small patch of it did not make sense – though Ishmael knew that such things happened.
He had been to war, after all.
~ Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!