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Snow Falling on Cedars Snow Falling on Cedars By: By: David Guterson David Guterson Ashley Ashley Childers Childers

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Snow Falling on CedarsSnow Falling on CedarsBy:By:

David GutersonDavid Guterson

AshleyAshley

ChildersChilders

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Snow Falling on Snow Falling on CedarsCedars is an exciting is an exciting murder mystery with a mix murder mystery with a mix of love and broken of love and broken friendships all entwined friendships all entwined together.together.

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Main CharactersMain Characters Kabou MiyamotoKabou Miyamoto-- Japanese-American Japanese-American

fisherman accused of murder.fisherman accused of murder.

Hatsue Miyamoto-- She had a childhood love She had a childhood love with Ishmael Chambers, but felt it was wrong with Ishmael Chambers, but felt it was wrong because he was white. Later in life, she married because he was white. Later in life, she married Kabou.Kabou.

Art MoranArt Moran- He is the sheriff of San Piedro. He suspects Kabou killed Carl.

Abel Martinson-Abel Martinson- The towns deputy.

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Main CharactersMain Characters

Carl Heine- The book is revolved around the murder of this man. He was a local fisherman. He fought in World War II. Kabou, a close friend to him in high school, is now being charged with his murder.

Ishmael Chambers-- He is a World World II He is a World World II veteran, and lost his arm in war. As a child he veteran, and lost his arm in war. As a child he fell in love with Hatsue Miyamoto. He is now the fell in love with Hatsue Miyamoto. He is now the editor of the San Piedro Review, the local editor of the San Piedro Review, the local newspaper.newspaper.

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ThemesThemes

A major theme in Snow Falling on Cedars Snow Falling on Cedars is the racial prejudices that are shown through out the book. The setting takes place after World War II and tensions are running high when it comes to trusting those from the country they just battled with.

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SummarySummary

Carl Hienes has Carl Hienes has mysteriously shown up mysteriously shown up dead one morning. dead one morning. First, it is thought of as First, it is thought of as an accident, then after an accident, then after further investigation further investigation the sheriff decided it the sheriff decided it was murder. So they was murder. So they started investigating started investigating and said it has to have and said it has to have been done by a been done by a Japanese because of Japanese because of the type of wound. the type of wound.

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Summary cont’dSummary cont’d The only Japanese on the

small little island was Kabou Miyamoto. So they arrested him and started investigating. The two were friends in high school but after a while things between them were not so friendly. Times got rough and they needed to look out for each other. Long lost loves and stories of the past are brought to the surface, and

things begin to unfold.

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This is a very good book. This is a very good book. Guterson is very descriptive. Guterson is very descriptive. Sometimes his descriptions Sometimes his descriptions drag things out too long. He drag things out too long. He likes to put flash backs in his likes to put flash backs in his books. He said they make the books. He said they make the book more exciting. book more exciting.

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David GutersonDavid Guterson

Guterson has a real Guterson has a real passion to write. He passion to write. He realized in college that realized in college that being an author was his being an author was his calling. He became a calling. He became a high school English high school English teacher to help him teacher to help him improve his writing. It improve his writing. It took him ten years to took him ten years to write his first novel.write his first novel.

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David GutersonDavid Guterson

Most all of his Most all of his novels have won an novels have won an award. After he quit award. After he quit teaching he was teaching he was able to dedicate all able to dedicate all his time to his work.his time to his work.