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Fighting the distrust and prejudice of his neighbors on a remote island in Puget Sound, a Japanese-American man who spent time in an internment camp during World War II, finds himself on trial for murder. The histories of the accused and the victim, both fishermen and residents of the small town of San Piedro, unfold as newspaperman Ishmael Chambers embarks on a quest for the truth. Lonely and war-scarred, Chambers strives for justice and inner strength, while coming to terms with his ill-fated love for Hatsue Miyamoto, the wife of the accused. Evocative and beautifully written, Snow Falling on Cedars won the 1995 PEN/Faulkner Award. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
First-novelist Guterson presents a multilayered courtroom drama set in the aftermath of the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
i gow up in that era[in vancouver bc] what i read was an accurate and entertaining account of a difficult time for all
the characters were real and the problems... Read more
From the first to the last page, I absolutely loved this book.Published 10 months ago by Visnja Murgic
Loved this book. Our book club read it and we were all in agreement. Great writing style. Treated a difficult part of our history with sensitivity, honesty and humour.Published 21 months ago by Jane MacKeen
Carl Heine a local fisherman is found dead tangled up in his fishing net. The sheriff takes the body to be examined and the corner finds a head trauma that reminds him of the type... Read morePublished on Aug. 23 2008 by Pauline
With all that is going on in the world, somehow SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS is extremely relevant. Thankfully we learned something about the Japanese interrment during WWII and how not... Read morePublished on May 28 2004
A beautifully written and crafted book. Through the story of a Japanese man on trial for the murder of a fisherman, Guterson brings to life the people of a remote island... Read morePublished on May 26 2004 by J. Jacobs
Tried this one because I like John Grisham, Robert Goddard, etc. This books starts off real well, but is too slow paced overall. Read morePublished on May 20 2004 by Emmanuel Lambert
Many years passed between my viewing the film version of Snow Falling on Cedars and finally reading the book one morning when I was at a friend's house, awake many hours before she... Read morePublished on April 18 2004 by EriKa
Having waited almost ten years to read this book, I found myself wondering why I had waited so long. Read morePublished on April 9 2004 by Michael Butts