Record Details

Catalog Search

Snow falling on cedars  Cover Image Book Book

Snow falling on cedars / David Guterson.

Guterson, David. (Author).

Record details

  • ISBN: 067976402X
  • ISBN: 9780679764021
  • ISBN: 0747520968
  • ISBN: 9780747520962
  • ISBN: 0747522669
  • ISBN: 9780747522669
  • ISBN: 9781408891414
  • ISBN: 1408891417
  • ISBN: 9780613014366
  • ISBN: 0613014367
  • ISBN: 9780780794870
  • ISBN: 0780794877
  • Physical Description: xiii, 460 pages : maps ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Vintage contemporaries ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1995.

Content descriptions

Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Peter Marinker.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Awards Note:
Pen/Faulkner Award, 1995.
American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award, 1996.
Subject: Japanese Americans > Fiction.
Trials (Murder) > Fiction.
Journalists > Fiction.
Washington (State) > Fiction.
Washington (State) > Fiction.
Genre: Legal stories.
Legal fiction.

Available copies

  • 27 of 27 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Brookfield Library.


  • 0 current holds with 27 total copies.
Sort by distance from:
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brookfield Library F/GUTERSON (Text) 34029145297890 Adult Fiction Available -

Electronic resources


Additional Resources