Snow falling on cedars

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It's 1954 and a young fisherman, Carl Heine, is found dead in the waters off of San Piedro, an island in Puget Sound. Police charge Kabuo Miyamoto, another fisherman, with murder. Around Miyamoto's trial, Guterson composes a fugue of memory, guilt and longing, whose themes include the childhood romance between a caucasian boy and a Japanese girl, a land dispute, and the wartime internment of San Piedro's Japanese residents. What emerges is a work that is both suspenseful and beautifully crafted.
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auth_author2 Guidall, George., Whitener, Barrett, 1960-
author Guterson, David.
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display_description Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award 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 1954 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. Haunting. A whodunit complete with courtroom maneuvering and surprising turns of evidence and at the same time a mystery, something altogether richer and deeper.
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title_display Snow falling on cedars
title_full Snow falling on cedars / David Guterson, Snow falling on cedars / by David Guterson, Snow falling on cedars [book club kit] / David Guterson, Snow falling on cedars [large print] / David Guterson, Snow falling on cedars [large print] Guterson, David., Snow falling on cedars [sound recording] / by David Guterson
title_short Snow falling on cedars
topic_facet Japanese Americans, Journalists, Trials (Murder)