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Guterson, David

Overview
Works: 121 works in 969 publications in 22 languages and 29,542 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Short stories  Romance fiction  Novels  Pictorial works  Suspense fiction  Juvenile works  History 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Signer
Classifications: PS3557.U846, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Guterson
Snow falling on cedars by David Guterson( Book )

294 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 19 languages and held by 7,252 WorldCat member 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 )

98 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 4,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Washington State, a widowed doctor suffering from cancer takes a hunting trip, the real purpose of which is to commit suicide, which he will masquerade as an accident. But Dr. Ben Givens' resolve is tested by several events which reaffirm the joy of living--he cheats death by fighting off wolves and helps a girl give birth
Our Lady of the Forest by David Guterson( Book )

56 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 3,016 WorldCat member 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 )

33 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,550 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

55 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,103 WorldCat member 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 )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,673 WorldCat member 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 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where education takes place, family matters; homeschooling is just one way of embodying that neglected truth and reaffirming the bond between parents and their child. Addressing the questions that any parent would ask - "What about your sons' socialization?" "Aren't you abandoning the schools?" "Is it legal?" "How can you afford it?"--Guterson also provides a broader context: the astonishing academic success of homeschooled children (regardless of their parents' own
The country ahead of us, the country behind : stories by David Guterson( Book )

57 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,224 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 851 WorldCat member 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"--Container
Ed King : [a novel] by David Guterson( Recording )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 762 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

34 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 759 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member 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 afternoon
Sawdust Mountain by Eirik Johnson( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member 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 88 WorldCat member 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"--
The country ahead of us, the country behind by David Guterson( Recording )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member 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
Snow falling on cedars & East of the mountains by David Guterson( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un segreto di boschi e di stelle : romanzo by David Guterson( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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David Guterson Amerikaans schrijver

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David Guterson amerikansk skribent

David Guterson écrivain américain

David Guterson pisarz amerykański

David Guterson scrittore statunitense

David Guterson US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Englischlehrer und Journalist

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Гутерсон, Давид

Дэвид Гатерсон

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East of the mountainsOur Lady of the ForestThe otherSnow falling on cedarsEd King : a novelFamily matters : why homeschooling makes senseThe country ahead of us, the country behind : storiesThe other