Search Results: "David Guterson"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

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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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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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WINTERHOUSE by Ben Guterson
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Clever and captivating. (Mystery/fantasy. 8-12)"
Young Elizabeth Somers' predilection for puzzles is put to the test when she spends a Christmas break alone at the enormous Winterhouse Hotel. Read full book review >

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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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