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Snow falling on cedars

by David Guterson

  Print book : Fiction  |  1st Vintage contemporaries ed

Washington Reads (Winter 2006) Selection   (2006-02-10)


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This beautifully written novel takes place on an island in the straits north of Puget Sound in the 1950’s. Memories of internment camps and World War II, fuel the accusation of a Japanese-American fisherman suspected of killing a former high school classmate. Ishmael Chambers, the local newspaper’s only reporter, covers the trial, and in doing so, provides the reader with a love story, murder mystery, courtroom drama, and the painful history after the war and internment. The writing, with intertwining themes and sensory descriptions, is moving.For further information about the Washington State Library Washington Reads program, see our website at

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