Search Results: "David Guterson"


BOOK REVIEW

DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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EAST OF THE MOUNTAINS by David Guterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 1999

"Thinly imagined but quite beautifully written—and (the nicely named) Ben Givens's appealing integrity and compassion undoubtedly guarantee that his story will be another major popular and critical success. (First printing of 500,000; Literary Guild main selection; $500,000 ad/promo)"
The many admirers of Guterson's Snow Falling on Cedars (1994) won't be disappointed by this affecting, often superbly lyrical account of the final hunting trip undertaken by an elderly westerner dying of colon cancer. Read full book review >

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DESCENT by David Guterson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A slim addition to a long bookshelf on depression."
A writerly account of the downward spiral of clinical depression. Read full book review >

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ED KING by David Guterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"More comedy than tragedy: It's hard to garner much sympathy for characters whose lives are determined by their own selfish choices as much as by fate, but Guterson maintains an enjoyably sharp edge to his humor that will keep readers hooked."
From Guterson (The Other, 2008, etc.), a retelling of Oedipus Rex for the information age. Read full book review >

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SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS by David Guterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Packed with lovely moments and as compact as haiku—at the same time, a page-turner full of twists. (Author tour)"
Old passions, prejudices, and grudges surface in a Washington State island town when a Japanese man stands trial for the murder of a fisherman in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A literate primer for anyone who wants to know more about alternatives to the schools."
A wide-ranging look at the benefits of parents educating their children at home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OTHER by David Guterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2008

"When a novelist scores as popular a breakthrough as Guterson did with Snow Falling on Cedars, a long shadow is cast over subsequent efforts. Here, he succeeds in outdistancing that shadow."
In this philosophically provocative and psychologically astute novel, two boyhood friends take very different paths: The richer one renounces all earthly entanglements, while the poorer one becomes unexpectedly wealthy beyond imagination. Read full book review >

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PROBLEMS WITH PEOPLE by David Guterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2014

"The return to the Pacific Northwest and introspective characters finds the author striking familiar, responsive chords."
Some of the best stories in this uneven collection suggest a return to form for a writer better known for his novels. Read full book review >

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OUR LADY OF THE FOREST by David Guterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2003

"Sharp and incisive without a trace of either cynicism or credulity: a clever take on a familiar fable of redemption."
A young pothead has visions of the Virgin Mary, and all hell breaks loose in this witty fable of faith, greed, purity, and hope from the bestselling author (Snow Falling on Cedars, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

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DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

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DAVID HOCKNEY by Christopher Simon Sykes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Drawing on interviews with Hockney, his siblings, and colleagues; Hockey's autobiography; and diaries of famous friends, such as Christopher Isherwood and Stephen Spender, Sykes matches his subject's ebullience in this admiring, well-researched life."
Hockney from age 38 to 75, bubbling with enthusiasm. Read full book review >