Bridge of Scarlet Leaves

By Kristina McMorris
(Kensington, Paperback, 9780758246851, 448pp.)

Publication Date: March 1, 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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From the gifted, award-winning author of "Letters from Home" comes a poignantnovel of love and courage, set against one of the most controversial episodesin American history: the aftermath of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.



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  1. The title Bridge of Scarlet Leaves was inspired by an ancient haiku. Describe the symbolism of leaves in the story and possible reasons they would be scarlet. What thoughts and/or emotions did the opening poem (by Deanna Nikaido) evoke both before and after you read the book? 2. Bridge conveys a variety of meanings in McMorris’s novel, many of which relate to connecting hearts, people, and cultures. How did each major character fulfill the role of a bridge? Who or what do you view as the most significant bridge in the story?

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