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Snow Falling on Cedars (1994): Library Resources

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching David Guterson's Snow Falling on Cedars

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Reference Material

Search the Library Catalog for the following reference titles that contain material about David Guterson's Snow Falling on Cedars. These titles may be available in other college or public libraries.

  • Contemporary Authors [vol 132]
  • Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series [vol 73]
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC) - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals
    • [vol 91] - check under Snow Falling on Cedars in the Cumulative Title Index, a separate paperback index that accompanies this multi-volume work
  • David Guterson's Snow Falling on Cedars: A Reader's Guide
  • Novels for Students [vol 13]
  • Understanding the Literature of World War II: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents

Books & Audio/Visual Materials

Conduct a "Subject Browse" search using the Library Catalog for either:

  • Guterson, David
  • Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945

You'll find library materials that provide information about Snow Falling on Cedars and Japanese internment during WWII.

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