David Guterson's novel, Snow Falling on Cedars, has been chosen as the 2013 Whatcom READS! book. Set on an island in Puget Sound in the 1950s, it involves the death of a white fisherman. A Japanese-American man is charged with murder. Snow Falling on Cedars touches on issues of race, war, honesty, and betrayal. A best-seller when it came out in 1994 and again when it was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film.
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