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Author : David Guterson
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2013-02-18
Page : 288
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1408842033
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By the author of "Snow Falling On Cedars", this collection of short stories are mainly narrated by older men, recounting the wrong turns and lost opportunities that have occurred in their lives. They remember their mistakes, their lies and their first loves with intense and lingering recollections.


Author : David Guterson
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2012-05-01
Page : 288
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1408834758
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When Dr Ben Givens left his Seattle home he never intended to return. It was to be a journey past snow-covered mountains to a place of canyons, sagelands and orchards, where, on the verges of the Columbia River, Ben had entered the world and would now take his leave of it.


Author : David Guterson
Publisher :
Release : 1996
Page : 100
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780747529019
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Author : David Guterson
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2009-08-17
Page : 432
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1408806762
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He saw the soft cedars of San Piedro Island, its high, rolling hills, the low mist that lay in long streamers against its beaches, the whitecaps riffling its shoreline. The moon had risen already behind the island – a quarter moon, pale and indefinite, as ethereal and translucent as the wisps of cloud that travelled the skies. A fisherman is found dead in the net of his boat off the coast of a North American island. When a local Japanese-American man is charged with his murder, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than one man's guilt. For on San Piedro, memories grow as thickly as cedar trees – memories of a charmed romance between a white boy and a Japanese girl. Above all, the island is haunted by what happened to its Japanese residents during the Second World War, when an entire community was sent into exile while its neighbours watched.


Author : David Guterson
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2013-09-10
Page : 80
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 080416925X
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From the best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars: a poignant, searching memoir about one man's fall into depression in the wake of a national tragedy, and his brave struggle to return to normalcy. Like most of the country and the world, David Guterson woke up on Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, not thinking history was about to change. He was in Washington, D.C., with a group of fellow writers, evaluating grant applications for the National Endowment of the Arts. But before their work day had even begun, the Pentagon was bombed; the Twin Towers were down in New York City; and havoc was wreaked irrevocably on our collective sense of happiness, security, and national pride. Scrambling to get out of the city and back home any way he could, David, along with two fellow writers, rented a car and drove 2,600 miles across the country to Seattle. But the attacks triggered something inside him, a pervasive feeling of hopelessness, fear, despair--a clinical depression that that would not go away. He lost interest in his work, family, friends--his life. Inspired by William Styron's masterful Darkness Visible, Guterson's Descent is the searing account of one man's envelopment by the darkest of human emotions, and his tunneling out. Powerful, intense, and deeply felt, it is at once personal and universally illuminating--a confession from a great literary mind who takes us on a journey of what it feels like, and means, to lose one's grasp on the world--and to find it once more, even if by fumbling in the dark.


Author : David Guterson
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012
Page : 301
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0307455904
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Left on a doorstep after his illegal au pair mother exacts a brutal revenge on his father, Edward is raised by an adoring family and grows up to become a famous billionaire Internet tycoon who hurtles toward a fate that he is powerless to control. Reprint.


Author : David Guterson
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2014-06-03
Page : 176
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0385351496
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Ten sharply observed, funny, and wise new stories from the best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars: stunning explorations of the mysteries of love and our complex desire for connection. Ranging from youth to old age, the voices that inhabit Problems with People offer tender, unexpected, and always tightly focused accounts of our quest to understand each other, individually, and as part of a political and historical moment. These stories are shot through with tragedy—the long-ago loss of a young boyfriend, a son’s death at sea; poignant reflections upon cultural and personal circumstances—whether it is being Jewish, overweight and single, or a tourist in a history-haunted land; and paradigmatic questions about our sense of reality and belonging. Spanning diverse geographies—all across America, and in countries as distant as Nepal and South Africa—these stories showcase David Guterson’s signature gifts for characterization, psychological nuance, emotional and moral suspense, and evocations of small-town life and the natural world. They celebrate the ordinary yet brightening surprises that lurk within the dramas of our daily lives, as well as the return of a contemporary American master to the form that launched his astonishing literary career. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.


Author : David Guterson
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2008
Page : 255
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0307274810
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Two boys from profoundly different backgrounds, brought together by their fierce love of the natural world, grow up to pursue vastly different paths in life, one as a devoted schoolteacher, and the other as a recluse seeking refuge in the wilderness.


Author : David Guterson
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2004
Page : 323
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0375726578
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Sixteen-year-old runaway and unlikely spiritual candidate Ann Holmes, surviving by living in a tent and working as an itinerant mushroom picker, experiences a vision of the Virgin Mary in the foggy woods of a Washington November morning. By the author of Snow Falling on Cedars. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.


Author : Ben Guterson
David Guterson
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Release : 1997-11-01
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ISBN 13 : 9780517195260
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Author : David Guterson
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2022-01-11
Page : 272
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780525521327
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A provocative new novel from the best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars--a moving father-son story that is also a taut courtroom drama and a bold examination of privilege, power, and how to live a meaningful life. In a small rural town outside Seattle, Abeba, an Ethiopian girl adopted by a white fundamentalist Christian family, is found dead of hypothermia in her own backyard--setting in motion a gripping journey into the complexities of human emotion. How does it feel to be a child taken into a family that doesn't share her background, her religion, or the color of her skin? What does it mean to be a mother on trial for murder? And why would a lawyer choose to defend such a woman? Royal is a criminal attorney in his eighties, and this is his final case. His son, our narrator, drives Royal every day from his office to the town where the tragedy took place, and observes the trial as it unfolds. The consequences will reach beyond what he could have anticipated. Bracing, astute, and intensely imagined, The Final Case is a tightrope walk of a novel, a deeply affecting work of fiction that dares to confront life's most irreconcilable moral quandaries. It will make an indelible impression on every reader.


Author : David Guterson
Publisher : Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Release : 2004
Page : 279
Category : Adventure stories
ISBN 13 : 9780747574552
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Snow Falling on Cedars In 1954 a fisherman is found dead and a local Japanese-American man is charged with his murder. In the course of his trial, it becomes clear that more is at stake than one man's guilt. For San Piedro is haunted by memories- of a past love affair between a white boy and a Japanese girl; of land desired, paid for and lost; and of what happened during World War II when its Japanese residents were sent into exile while their neighbours watched. East of the Mountains When he is diagnosed with cancer, ben Givens leaves his home in Seattle and heads east with his Winchester and hunting dogs in tow. It is to be a final journey to a place of canyons and orchards on the verge of the Columbia River, where he had entered the world and had decided he will now leave it. But what transpires is anything but the journey he anticipates.


Author : David Guterson
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 1993-09-16
Page : 264
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 9780547539386
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An honest, perceptive discussion of children, education, and our common life as a nation by the bestselling author of Snow Falling on Cedars. A high school English teacher, Guterson and his wife educate their own children at home. “A literate primer for anyone who wants to know more about alternatives to the schools” (Kirkus Reviews). Index.


Author : David Guterson
Publisher :
Release : 2019
Page : 144
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 9781680512656
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Most outdoor enthusiasts understand the phrase "turn around time" as that point in an adventure when one must cease heading out in order to have enough time to safely return to camp or home. In that vein, an award-winning novelist explores midlife through a lyrical journey along a trail.


Author : Robert Michael Pyle
Publisher : Catapult
Release : 2015-10-01
Page : 398
Category : Nature
ISBN 13 : 1940436249
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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—animal, plant, and human—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 saw as well as by environmentalists. As he writes, 'My sympathies lie with the people and the woods, but not with the companies that have used them both with equal disregard. In his vivid portrayal of the land, plants, people and animals of the Willapa Hills of Washington State, Bob Pyle makes the modest patch of land he writes about a metaphor for the world.


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Release : 1976
Page : 69
Category : Dartmoor (England)
ISBN 13 : 9780582419285
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Author : David Guterson
Publisher : Everbind
Release : 2009-07-01
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ISBN 13 : 9780784808580
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Compelling ... heart-stopping. Finely wrought, flawlessly written. --New York Times Book Review


Author : David Guterson
Publisher :
Release : 2014
Page : 64
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780988316690
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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


Author : Lois Phillips Hudson
David Guterson
Publisher : Pharos Editions
Release : 2014-10-14
Page : 141
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781940436159
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First edition: [New York]: Little, Brown & Co., 1965.


Author : David Guterson
Publisher :
Release : 1996
Page : 50
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780747528937
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The Bloomsbury Birthday Quids are small editions of short stories by major writers, in a format and style of the Bloomsbury Classics. Printed on high-quality paper, designed by Jeff Fisher, the books should become collectors' items. This title is The Drowned Son by David Guterson.