Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club
Title to be discussed: December 6 by Martin Cruz Smith. Date of meeting: Monday, December 7, 2009, at 6:30 PM. Summary: Set in the crazed, nationalistic Tokyo of late 1941, "December 6" explores the coming world war through the other end of history's prism -- a prism held by the unforgettable rogue and lover, Harry Niles. Raised by missionary parents, Harry should be as American as apple pie. But he was also reared in the aesthetics of Shinto and educated in the dance halls and backroom poker games of Tokyo's shady underworld. On the eve of Pearl Harbor, Harry must decide where his allegiance lies. (Summary from library catalog) Copies of the book are available at the library.