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Snow falling on cedars : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups]

Author: David Guterson; Williamsburg Regional Library.
Publisher: 1995.
Series: Vintage contemporaries
Edition/Format:   Book : Kit : Fiction : English : [Book discussion group ed.View all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Legal stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Kit, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Guterson; Williamsburg Regional Library.
ISBN: 067976402X 9780679764021
OCLC Number: 70690299
Notes: Title from tag attached to tote bag.
Assembled by the Adult Services staff of the Williamsburg Regional Library for use by book discussion groups.
Copies published: Vintage, 1995 (imprint may vary).
Each copy: xiii, 460 p.
Target Audience: For use by: Book discussion groups in Virginia public libraries.
Description: 10 identical v. in tote bag 29 x 34 x 10 cm. + 1 resource guide.
Series Title: Vintage contemporaries
Other Titles: Gab bags
Responsibility: David Guterson.
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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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