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Summary º Snow Falling on Cedars 100 ñ Gripping tragic and densely atmospheric—a masterpiece of suspense 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 hGripping tragic and densely atmospheric a masterpiece of suspense 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 Japan. Accident ruled every corner of the universe except the chambers of the human heart There are books that are to be read with all your senses Snow Falling on Cedars is such a book Here you fell and read about prejudice and star crossed love flashbacks of war times coupled with recollections of the dramatic Japanese American internment during the Second World War All in a all present atmosphere Snow Falling on Cedars has enough ingredients to assure a great read But there is lovers furtive encounters a crime and a trial; I'm sure I'm leaving much behind Nevertheless what could any reader wish for David Guterson writes masterfully transmitting to us readers a fascinating scenery and ambiance that goes well beyond relationships As you turn the pages without even realizing you can feel profoundly not only on your skin but in your heart Inside their cedar tree for nearly four years he and Hatsue held one another with the dreamy contentment of young lovers With their coats spread against a cushion of moss they'd stayed as long as they could after dusk The tree produced a cedar perfume that permeated their skin and clothes They would enter breath deeply then lie down and touch each other the heat of it and the cedar smell the privacy and the rain outside the slippery softness of their lips and tongues inspired in them the temporary illusion that the rest of the world had disappeared But those had been indeed hard times I know you'll think this is crazy but all I want is to hold you and I think if you let me do that just for a few seconds I can walk away and never speak to you again But aside from making you feel alive Guterson creates a wide variety of full blooded characters with their own agonies sentiment most acute in the case of Ishmael and his misery for the lost love and his war sufferings Indeed I found Guterson uite successful in evoking feelings long dormant within me Ah to be young and to love regardless of reality But we do grow old and when we least expect reality shows its hard countenance We suffer we loose we adapt we grow up but we ultimately survive

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Ese 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 than a man's guilt For on San Pedro memories of a charmed love affair between a white boy and the Japanese girl who. None of those other things makes a difference Love is the strongest thing in the world you know Nothing can touch it Nothing comes close If we love each other we're safe from it all Love is the biggest thing there is I believe that this suspenseful novel would also appeal to fans of To Kill a Mockingbird

Characters Snow Falling on Cedars

Snow Falling on CedarsGrew 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 watch. Published in 1994 and set in 1954 Snow Falling on Cedars is an atmospheric novel with a strong sense of place It is set on San Piedro a fictional island off the coast of the state of Washington As the story opens Kabuo Miyamoto is on trial for the murder of Carl Heine a fellow fisherman Miyamoto is alleged to have resorted to murder in order to settle a land dispute that dates back to WWII when the Miyamotos were forced to relocate to an internment camp Ishmael Chambers owner of the local newspaper is covering the trial He is the childhood sweetheart of Miyamoto’s wife Hatsue and has remained obsessed with her The story gradually reveals the backstories of the characters in non linear segments including many violent and traumatic episodes experienced during WWII which have had a lasting psychological impact It is an interesting blend of mystery courtroom drama history and first love Rather than focus on a blow by blow uestion and answer of witnesses during the trial the author artfully employs narrative seuences and flashbacks to provide the essence of the testimony without overburdening the reader with detailed courtroom procedures Themes include racism justice obsession and the emotional trauma of war It explores the difficulties several characters experience in moving on from the past to be able to fully live in the present The presence of a winter storm sheds light on the role of unpredictability of life “Those who had lived on the island a long time knew that the storm's outcome was beyond their control This storm might well be like others past that had caused them to suffer had killed even—or perhaps it might dwindle beneath tonight's stars and give their children snowbound happiness Who knew Who could predict If disaster so be it they said to themselves There was nothing to be done except what could be done The rest—like the salt water around them which swallowed the snow without any effort remaining what it was implacably—was out of their hands beyond” This novel is beautifully written in a traditional style with a strong storyline vivid setting and deeply drawn characters It is engrossing creative and engenders an emotional response It meets all my criteria for an exceptional reading experience I loved it and have added it to my list of favorites