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Reviews of Snow Falling on Cedars (1995)

Review by Beaver (2003-05-10)
Snow Falling on Cedars is a tough book to categorize. It's part mystery, part courtroom trial, part war novel, part love story. The novel takes place on a small island in Washington about 10 years after World War II. The story is told in flashback sequences during a murder trial in the small community. These sequences flesh out a story of forbidden love and also detail the trials and tribulations Japanese Americans went through during WWII and shortly thereafter. Even though this book is an award winner, don't be intimidated by it. It's very readable and entertaining. 8/10




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