Snow Falling on Cedars

by David Guterson | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 067976402x Global Overview for this book
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 3/24/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Monday, March 24, 2008
Beautiful & haunting.

Reminds me of the sign & mural (by artist Aki Sogabe) at the Pike Place Market in Seattle:

In 1941 approximately two-thirds
of the farmer's stalls in the
Pike Place Market were occupied
by Japanese Americans.

Today none.

Editorial Review from

This is the kind of book where you can smell and hear and see the fictional world the writer has created, so palpably does the atmosphere come through. Set on an island in the straits north of Puget Sound, in Washington, where everyone is either a fisherman or a berry farmer, the story is nominally about a murder trial. But since it's set in the 1950s, lingering memories of World War II, internment camps and racism helps fuel suspicion of a Japanese-American fisherman, a lifelong resident of the islands. It's a great story, but the primary pleasure of the book is Guterson's renderings of the people and the place.

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Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing at Safeway Kapahulu in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, March 30, 2008

Released 13 yrs ago (3/29/2008 UTC) at Safeway Kapahulu in Honolulu, Hawaii USA



Outside near one of the tables.

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