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Bridge Of Scarlet Leaves
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What is the significance of the title?

Created: 02/24/12

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Posted Feb. 24, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
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What is the significance of the title?

What is the significance of the title?


Posted Feb. 27, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
sharalynnep

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RE: What is the significance of the title?

I really enjoyed this book. It was a fast, easy read. I never read anything about internment camps before so that was enlightening. However, I am having trouble figuring out the meaning of the title...can anyone help?


Posted Feb. 27, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
dorothyt

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RE: What is the significance of the title?

There are several gaps between groups and characters--some may be chasms--such as between Japanese and Japanese-Americans (particularly Kent and his parents); Japanese and Americans; Kent and TJ; TJ and his father. And where there are gaps we need bridges to span them. Maddie tried to bridge some, some were not crossed until the birth of Suzie. I think the scarlet leaves refers to the poem by Deanna Nikaido that opens Part One.


Posted Feb. 28, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
sharalynnep

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RE: What is the significance of the title?

Thanks...I'm going to go back and reread that poem...


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