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Title:Snow Falling on Cedars
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ISBN:067976402X
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Number of Pages:460
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, Mystery, Historical, Literature, Novels, Romance, Classics, Literary fiction, Contemporary

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Snow Falling on Cedars Gripping tragic and densely atmospheric a masterpiece of suspense one that leaves us shaken and changed .

Winner of the PEN Faulkner Award and the American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award .

San Piedro Island north of Puget Sound is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies But in a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder In the course of the ensuing trial it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than a man s guilt For on San Pedro memory grows as thickly as cedar trees and the fields of ripe strawberries memories of a charmed love affair between a white boy and the Japanese girl who grew up to become Kabuo s wife 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 neighbors watched Gripping tragic and densely atmospheric Snow Falling on Cedars is a masterpiece of suspense one that leaves us shaken and changed

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