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Snow Falling on Cedars - David Guterson
Snow Falling on Cedars
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In 1954 a fisherman is found dead in the nets of his boat, and a local Japanese-American man is charged with his murder. In the course of his trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than one man's guilt. For on San Piedro, memories grow as thickly as cedar trees and the fields of... show more
In 1954 a fisherman is found dead in the nets of his boat, and a local Japanese-American man is charged with his murder. In the course of his trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than one man's guilt. For on San Piedro, memories grow as thickly as cedar trees and the fields of ripe strawberries - memories of a charmed love affair between a white boy and a Japanese girl; memories of land desired, paid for, and lost. Above all, San Piedro is haunted by the memory of what happened to its Japanese residents during World War II, when an entire community was sent into exile while its neighbours watched.
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ISBN: 9781408801406 (140880140X)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 436
Edition language: English
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Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it
3.5 Review: Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
I'm still trying to decide if I owe my book club an apology for suggesting this one. On one hand, this novel includes an interesting snippet of history and some beautiful descriptions of the Pacific northwest. On the other, I almost added it to my just-keep-skimming shelf because I couldn't get over...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
3.0 Snow Falling on Cedars: A Novel
The novel has been compared to To Kill a Mockingbird and there are similarities in plot and theme--but I have to say I wouldn't compare the the two--Guterson's novel just isn't anywhere near as powerful as Harper Lee's classic novel. The novel is set in 1954 in Washington State and involves the mu...
hpagano
hpagano rated it
4.0 Snow Falling on Cedars: A Novel
Thoroughly enjoyable reading experience. Some real moments of beauty and suspense. I've read better word crafters, but Guterson creates an incredibly compelling ambiance, into which the characters and situations are woven to produce an organic, seamless whole.
Cynically Sweet (Booklikes)
Cynically Sweet (Booklikes) rated it
5.0 Snow Falling on Cedars
The book has a back and forth nature and several times- during my first read- I kept on needing to go back and forth to recall what happened earlier. The book has several events happening in the present time, based on several characters. This is the murder trial. A reported subsequently begins a pri...
nouveau
nouveau rated it
3.0 Snow Falling on Cedars: A Novel
wahhh chick-lit. if you want extremely sentimental descriptions of wind-blown puget sound pacific north west forests with fuzzy-focus romanticism, then this is the book for you.writing is skillful, not a two-star, but probalby perfectly located at 3/5.
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