Snow Falling On Cedars

SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS David Guterson

Yes, I know, many of you have read this but for those that haven’t, this is a rare book.  The author knows the emotions of his characters, fishermen on a Pacific Northwest island, intimately.  The island life is interesting; but the main thrust is what happens when World War II breaks out and the Japanese on the island are collected for the intern camps; and the island relationships before and after.  The snow falls on the cedar trees during a murder trial of one of the Japanese residents over a long ago land dispute.  If you like slow developing character studies this is your book.  You are drawn in very carefully by a master storyteller.  No rockets and flares, just lots of afterthoughts when done.  A book that will leave you with something that adds to your mental life.

Thanks for your review Nancy!

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