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The Snow Fox (Fiction)

June 9 2006 at 11:16 AM
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The Snow Fox
by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
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A great samurai and a beautiful poet fall in love in a novel that captures medieval Japan in breathtaking detail. The heartbreaking story of their renewed love is fraught by the Japanese concept of "mono no aware"--life's ephemeral nature--that weighs on the lovers.


 


 
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Doris
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Snow Fox -

June 12 2006, 1:19 PM 

Was not sure this would appeal to me, but after reading today's first read, immediately put a hold on it from my library - what was the name of the book and movie with Richard Chamberlain years ago? - (which I loved) - Sumari --- ?

 
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Sho-Gun??

June 12 2006, 6:52 PM 

I think the movie you are referring to was called Sho-Gun. I read the book and watched the movie many years ago. Both were great. I just bought my oldest son a copy of the book, because he is such a fan of that Tom Cruise movie "The Last Samurai" and has recently taken up reading.
I also thought of this (Sho-Gun) book while reading this excerpt from this new book. I think I may be hooked also !!!

 
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carol
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Snow Fox

June 13 2006, 10:43 AM 

I agree with you. There are so many unanswered questions that I am intrigued to read on.

 
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I'm sold

June 14 2006, 10:53 PM 

I have the book in hand and look forward to finishing it. I was intrigued by the description, and so far it has not disappointed.

 
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Missy
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Re: The Snow Fox (Fiction)

June 14 2006, 11:18 PM 

I'm very surprised, too, that I like this book as much as I do. I normally don't like historical fiction but there's something about this story that has really caught my interest. I can't wait to either buy the book or check it out from my library.

 
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snow fox

June 17 2006, 7:04 AM 

having lived in Japan, i find this chapter whisked me away to the land i loved then and love still today.

one knows of those things that one does not often speak of....but this opening brings those things to our mind early on...

i do think i will read the rest of this story...from what i have read it seems to be leading to a place i would like to venture

 
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Doris
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Snow Fox -

June 17 2006, 1:09 PM 

I, too, have the book and have started it and read past the point of our 5 reads - what can I say about the writing except it is beautifully written even when about tragedy - the succintness and quietness remind me of a gentle rain - (see, I am becoming as one with the characters) - "it restoreth my soul" -

 
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Doris
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Snow Fox - 2 -

June 17 2006, 4:55 PM 

The particular passage (the one that moved me so much) I was referring to in my earlier response today was Chapters 1, 2, and 3 - the mood has changed but I am still enjoying very much -

 
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Doris
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movie - The Last Samurai -

June 19 2006, 11:55 AM 

Watched most of that move with gr.dtr. last nite on tv - missed some of the beginning - now must research the movie and/or book - I am so lacking in history - but books do make me go back and research and add to my knowledge at least in part -
(a smart ---- remark, have you noticed in Tom Cruise's movies, no matter how much he suffers or is tortured, he still looks the same?) - just a light aside -

 
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pam m
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tom cruise

June 22 2006, 8:43 AM 

Yes Doris I have noticed that about Tom. Also if he is being interviewed. Interviewer needs to wear sunglasses to protect from the blinding glare off his teeth!

 
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