Snow Falling on Cedars

Average vote of 535
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Set in the 1950s, a story which revolves around the impending trial of a Japanese-American charged with murder, a trial which brings the central character, the journalist covering the case, close, once again, to the wife of the accused. From the aut ...Continua
Ha scritto il 20/08/10

1954, San Pedro Island. A Japanese American is charged with the murder of a fellow fisherman. More than a thriller, this book is an afterthought of what happenned to the Japanese American community during WWII. Not an eady reading though.

Ha scritto il 29/09/08

Read this all in a rush: it has great atmosphere and feel-good scenes of country life, with a kind of twist at the end.

Ha scritto il 14/08/08
I don't understand the rave reviews it got. I couldn't get into any of the characters and didn't care for the way the plot was laid with the story being retold and retold again and again each time either totally different or with added information. ...Continua

Ha scritto il Apr 18, 2010, 15:24
The trick was to live here without hating yourself because all around you was hatred. The trick was to refuse to allow your pain to prevent you from living honorably. It was best to accept old age, death, injustice, hardship—all of these were part o...Continua
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Ha scritto il Apr 18, 2010, 15:16
There was a place in him she could not reach where he made his choices in solitude, and this made her not only uneasy about him but afraid for their future, too. Her life was joined to his now, and it seemed to her that every corner of his soul shoul...Continua
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Ha scritto il Apr 18, 2010, 15:14
he had not been able to bring himself to stay away from the fighting. It was not only a point of honor, he'd said, it was also a matter of having to go because his face was Japanese. There was something extra that had to be proved, a burden this part...Continua
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Ha scritto il Apr 18, 2010, 15:10
It was no crime to find oneself attracted to another, ......or to believe what one felt was love. The dishonor lay instead in concealing from one’s family the nature of one’s affections.
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Ha scritto il Apr 18, 2010, 15:06
he would......have to accept that the mountain of his violent sins was too large to climb in this lifetime. He would still be climbing it in the next and the next, and his suffering inevitably would multiply.
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