JAMsj Book Club - Bridge of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris

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Aug 20124
1:00p.m.

Japanese American Museum of San Jose
Second Floor
535 N. Fifth Street
San Jose, California, 95112
United States


The JAMsj Book Club
will discuss the book
Bridge of Scarlet Leaves
by Kristina McMorris

Admission
Admission is free for this event

Note: The book club now meets the first Saturday of every other month starting with this June event.

"A young woman secretly elopes with her Japanese American boyfriend the night before Pearl Harbor is bombed, forever changing two families torn between sides". This is the premise of the sweeping new novel Bridge of Scarlet Leaves by award winning author Kristina McMorris.

Los Angeles, 1941. In spite of her Julliard ambitions and family's wishes, violinist Maddie Kern secretly elopes with her Japanese American boyfriend-the night before Pearl Harbor is bombed. When her beloved Lane is interned at a relocation camp, she dares to remain at his side. Behind barbed wire, tension simmers and the line between patriot and traitor blurs. As Maddie strives for the hard-won acceptance of her new family, Lane risks everything to prove his allegiance to America, at tremendous cost. "

The book club is always open to new members. Selections are chosen collaboratively at the end of each meeting and align with the JAMsj mission: the celebration of Japanese American art, history, and culture. Books may be purchased at the JAMsj museum store. If you have questions, please contact Aggie Idemoto at (408) 268-4440 or aggie@jamsj.org .

 

Komo . Last modified Jun 04 2012 11:35 a.m.


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