The novel is set in an island community in the Puget Sound. The history of the characters is explored in great details. Those characters happen to be involved in the trial. The story also deals with the issues such as suspicions and prejudice that was widely prevalent against the Japanese community during the Second World War. The novel "e;Snow Falling on Cedars"e; is often compared with "e;To Kill a Mockingbird"e; written by Harper Lee. Both these novels are deeply committed to the exploration of the issues which were related to the system of justice in the United States, community, love, and race. With a complex plot and highly absorbing story, the novel presents a spontaneous flow of narrative. The novel is often discussed at several academic circles, and it is also prescribed to the students of modern English literature in various schools and colleges across the world.