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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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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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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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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 >

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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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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 >

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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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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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WE ARE ALL FINE HERE by Mary Guterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2005

"Colloquial, and reveling in the plainspoken stupid: a novel that feels depressingly like what the future might hold for American letters."
A slender, sarcastic drama of unhappy middle-aged marrieds in the Seattle suburbs. Read full book review >

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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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