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Guterson, David

Overview
Works: 134 works in 1,062 publications in 21 languages and 29,082 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Legal stories  Legal fiction (Literature)  Drama  Film adaptations  Short stories  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Signer, Contributor
Classifications: PS3557.U846, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about David Guterson
Publications by David Guterson
Most widely held works by David Guterson
Snow falling on cedars by David Guterson( Book )
321 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 20 languages and held by 7,437 libraries worldwide
Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder. In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than a man's guilt. For on San Pedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar trees and the fields of ripe strawberries--memories of a charmed love affair between a white boy and the Japanese girl who grew up to become Kabuo's wife; memories of land desired, paid for, and lost. Above all, San Piedro is haunted by the memory of what happened to its Japanese residents during World War II, when an entire community was sent into exile while its neighbors watched. Gripping, tragic, and densely atmospheric, Snow Falling on Cedars is a masterpiece of suspense-- one that leaves us shaken and changed. Haunting. A whodunit complete with courtroom maneuvering and surprising turns of evidence and at the same time a mystery, something altogether richer and deeper
East of the mountains by David Guterson( Book )
109 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 4,406 libraries worldwide
In Washington State, a widowed doctor suffering from cancer takes a hunting trip, the real purpose of which is to commit suicide, but his resolve is tested by several events which reaffirm the joy of living
Our Lady of the Forest by David Guterson( Book )
66 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 3,029 libraries worldwide
This novel is about a teenage girl, Ann Holmes, who claims to see the Virgin Mary. A sixteen-year-old runaway, Ann is an itinerant mushroom picker who lives in a tent. But on a November afternoon, in the foggy woods of North Fork, Washington, the Virgin comes to her, clear as day. Father Collins -- a young priest new to North Fork -- finds Ann disturbingly alluring. But it is up to him to evaluate -- impartially -- the veracity of Ann's sightings: Are they delusions, or a true calling to God? As word spreads and thousands, including the press, converge upon the town, Carolyn Greer, a smart-talking fellow mushroomer, becomes Ann's disciple of sorts, as well as her impromptu publicity manager. And Tom Cross, an embittered logger who has been out of work since his son was paralyzed in a terrible accident, finds in Ann's visions a last chance for redemption for both himself and his son. As Father Collins searches his own soul and Ann's, as Carolyn struggles with her less than admirable intentions, as Tom alternates between despair and hope, Our Lady of the Forest tells a suspenseful, often wryly humorous, and deeply involving story of faith at a contemporary crossroads
The other by David Guterson( Book )
40 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,611 libraries worldwide
When two boys--John William Barry and Neil Countryman-- meet in 1972 at age sixteen, they're brought together by what they have in common: a fierce intensity and a love of the outdoors that takes them, together and often, into Washington's remote backcountry, where they must rely on their wits--and each other--to survive. Soon after graduating from college, Neil sets out on a path that will lead him toward a life as a devoted schoolteacher and family man. But John William makes a radically different choice, dropping out of college and moving deep into the woods, convinced that it is the only way to live without hypocrisy. When John enlists Neil to help him disappear completely, Neil finds himself drawn into a web of secrets and often agonizing responsibility, deceit, and tragedy--one that will finally break open with a wholly unexpected, life-altering revelation.--From publisher description
Snow falling on cedars by David Guterson( Sound Recording )
62 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,019 libraries worldwide
In 1954 on an island in Puget Sound, Ishmael Chambers covers the murder trial of a Japanese-American fisherman who is married to Chambers' first love
Ed King : a novel by David Guterson( Book )
26 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,839 libraries worldwide
When a mild-mannered actuary sleeps with the sexy British au pair who's taking care of his children in Seattle in 1962, he sets in motion a tragedy of epic proportions. Their orphaned child, adopted and adored, grows up to be Edward Aaron King, a billionaire Internet tycoon and international celebrity-- who unknowingly hurtles through life toward a fate he may have no power to shape
Family matters : why homeschooling makes sense by David Guterson( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,356 libraries worldwide
"Education begins in the home"--How many times have we heard that well-worn adage from teachers, parents, social workers, politicians? Yet how many have taken it seriously? While David Guterson teaches his neighbors' kids in his high school classroom, he teaches his own at home. With one foot in each world, he examines life at school and the inexhaustible, inspiring opportunities offered by learning outside it. The most important lesson he has to teach is that no matter
The country ahead of us, the country behind : stories by David Guterson( Book )
40 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,180 libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: Like his novel, Snow Falling On Cedars, for which he received the PEN/Faulkner Award, Guterson's beautifully observed and emotionally piercing short stories are set largely in the Pacific Northwest. In these vast landscapes, hunting, fishing, and sports are the givens of men's lives. With prose that stings like the scent of gunpowder, this is a collection of power
Problems with People : Stories by David Guterson( Book )
14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,141 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories is set in the Pacific Northwest and explores themes of love and the human drive to connect with others
The other by David Guterson( Sound Recording )
23 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 826 libraries worldwide
"When two boys--John William Barry and Neil Countryman-- meet in 1972 at age sixteen, they're brought together by what they have in common: a fierce intensity and a love of the outdoors that takes them, together and often, into Washington's remote backcountry, where they must rely on their wits--and each other--to survive. Soon after graduating from college, Neil sets out on a path that will lead him toward a life as a devoted schoolteacher and family man. But John Willliam makes a radically different choice, dropping out of college and moving deep into the woods, convinced that it is the only way to live without hypocrisy. When John enlists Neil to help him disappear completely, Neil finds himself drawn into a web of secrets and often agonizing responsibility, deceit, and tragedy--one that will finally break open with a wholly unexpected, life-altering revelation"--Container
Ed King : [a novel] by David Guterson( Sound Recording )
25 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 742 libraries worldwide
In Seattle, 1962, Walter Cousins, a mild-mannered actuary, "a guy who weighs risk for a living", takes a risk of his own, and makes the biggest error of his life. He sleeps with Diane, the sexy, not-quite-legal British au pair who's taking care of his children for the summer. Diane gets pregnant and leaves their baby on a doorstep, but not before turning the tables on Walter and setting in motion a tragedy of epic proportions. Their orphaned child, adopted by an adoring family, becomes Edward Aaron King, and grows up to become a billionaire Internet tycoon and an international celebrity, the King of Search, who unknowingly, but inexorably, hurtles through life toward a fate he may have no power to shape
East of the mountains by David Guterson( Sound Recording )
35 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 716 libraries worldwide
A retired heart surgeon, recently widowed, does not wish to confront his terminal colon cancer. He decides to go on a last hunt in his home state of Washington
Our Lady of the Forest by David Guterson( Sound Recording )
26 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 629 libraries worldwide
Sixteen-year-old runaway and unlikely spiritual candidate Ann Holmes, surviving by living in a tent and working as a mushroom picker, experiences a vision of the Virgin Mary in the foggy woods of a Washington November morning
Sawdust Mountain by Eirik Johnson( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
A culmination of four years of photographing throughout Oregon, Washington, and Northern California, 'Sawdust Mountain' focuses on the tenuous relationship between industries reliant upon natural resources and the communities they support
Songs for a Summons : poems by David Guterson( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
"Written well into mid-life, Songs for a Summons are explorations and observations of a writing life. David Guterson is the author of Snow Falling on Cedars, recipient of the 1995 PEN/Faulkner Award, East of the Mountains, Our Lady of the Forest, The Other, and Ed King. Songs for a Summons is his first poetry book."As is true when David Guterson enriches our lives and literature with memorable stories and essays, he is on these pages a poet acutely, even achingly, aware of the beauty and sometimes absurdity of the natural and unnatural forms that surround us. He is awake to the experience of illusion and impermanence, loneliness and suffering. And always in these well-crafted works, where language performs at its highest level, he is awake to the possibilities of love, gratitude, redemption, and the importance of self-acceptance. With each elegant poem in Songs For A Summons, Guterson liberates our seeing, our senses, and beckons us to live more fully, more authentically, more deeply."--Charles Johnson, author of Middle Passage"--
Novels for students. presenting analysis, context and criticism on commonly studied novels by Elizabeth Thomason( file )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Profiles fifteen commonly studied novels by such authors as William Faulkner, Amy Tan, Margaret Atwood, and L. Frank Baum, providing plot summaries, biographical and historical context, examples of criticism, and discussion ofcharacters, themes, and style
The country ahead of us, the country behind by David Guterson( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Consists of short stories set largely in the Pacific Northwest. Guterson's characters go into the wilderness in search of mallards or silver trout, but discover other things instead: the decay of their youthful ardor; the motiveless cruelty of strangers; their own capacity for deception and grief
Snow falling on cedars by David Guterson( visu )
29 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Set in the Pacific Northwest a few years after the end of World War II, the story follows Ishmael Chambers (Ethan Hawke), a journalist reporting on the trial of a Japanese-American accused of murdering a local fisherman. The trial forces the entire village to face the shame of sending their Japanese-American neighbors to internment camps following the bombing of Pearl Harbor and becomes the turning point for the honorable but wounded Ishmael to free himself from his obsessive passion for his childhood love, the Japanese-American woman now married to the accused
Problems with people : stories by David Guterson( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories is set in the Pacific Northwest and explores themes of love and the human drive to connect with others
Wintergreen : rambles in a ravaged land by Robert Michael Pyle( file )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
In the Willapa Hills of southwest Washington, both the human community and the forest community are threatened with extinction. Virtually every acre of the hills has been logged, often repeatedly, in the past hundred years, endangering both the land and the people, leaving dying towns as well as a devastated ecosystem. Weaving vivid portraits of the place and its inhabitants#x97;animal, plant, and human#x97;with the story of his own love affair with the hills, Robert Michael Pyle has written a book so even-handed in its passion that it has been celebrated by those who make their living with a chain sa
 
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Alternative Names
David Guterson Amerikaans schrijver
David Guterson amerikansk författare
David Guterson amerikansk skribent
David Guterson écrivain américain
David Guterson pisarz amerykański
David Guterson scrittore statunitense
David Guterson US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Englischlehrer und Journalist
Guterson, David
Gūtersons, Deivids
Гутерсон, Давид
Дэвид Гатерсон
גוטרסון, דוד 1956-
グターソン, デイヴィッド
グターソン, デイビッド
グターソン, デヴィッド
グターソン, デビッド
デイヴィッド・グターソン
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German (72)
Italian (31)
Spanish (25)
Polish (15)
French (15)
Dutch (13)
Swedish (11)
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Finnish (9)
Japanese (4)
Czech (4)
Catalan (4)
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Greek, Modern [1453- ] (2)
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Chinese (1)
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