Bridge of Scarlet Leaves

Bridge of Scarlet Leaves

Book - 2012
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In this poignant and evocative novel by acclaimed author Kristina McMorris, a country is plunged into conflict and suspicion--forcing a young woman to find her place in a volatile world.

Los Angeles, 1941. Violinist Maddie Kern's life seemed destined to unfold with the predictable elegance of a Bach concerto. Then she fell in love with Lane Moritomo. Her brother's best friend, Lane is the handsome, ambitious son of Japanese immigrants. Maddie was prepared for disapproval from their families, but when Pearl Harbor is bombed the day after she and Lane elope, the full force of their decision becomes apparent. In the eyes of a fearful nation, Lane is no longer just an outsider, but an enemy.

When her husband is interned at a war relocation camp, Maddie follows, sacrificing her Juilliard ambitions. 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.

Skillfully capturing one of the most controversial episodes in recent American history, Kristina McMorris draws readers into a novel filled with triumphs and heartbreaking loss--an authentic, moving testament to love, forgiveness, and the enduring music of the human spirit.

"Impeccably researched and beautifully written." --Karen White, New York Times bestselling author
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9780758246851
Branch Call Number: MCMORRIS
Characteristics: x, 437 pages ; 21 cm.


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Jul 20, 2017

This is a story of WWII from a different perspective, the story of the Japanese internment in California. A love story between Lane (Japanese American) and Maddie (white) that takes them from 1941 until the end of the war. This is a part of history that is very seldom discussed and taught in school. Not only discussing the problems of being Japanese but also of being a mixed race relationship during that time. A beautiful story of both families. Highly recommend.

Jan 16, 2015

This book really took me to another place. I was sad to say goodbye to the characters at the end.


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