Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Top ten snow books

At the Guardian, author and deputy editor of the Saturday Guardian Charlie English named his top ten "books that include snow, or are about snow."

One title on the list:
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

The title alone reminds me of the Pacific Northwest, where some of the world's tallest and oldest trees grow in the humid air driven in from the ocean. The snow thrives here too: this is a part of the world that claims the highest snowfall on the planet. Guterson's drama starts with the wonderful description of a snowstorm in which the flakes blow into an island community and stick to the windows of the courthouse where the story is to unfold.
Read about Number One on English's list.

--Marshal Zeringue