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!