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David Guterson
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David Guterson is the author of five novels: Snow Falling on Cedars, which won the PEN/Faulkner and the American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award; East of the Mountains; Our Lady of the Forest, a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times and Seattle Post- Intelligencer Best Book of the Year; The Other; and Ed King. He is also the author of a previous story collection, The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind; a poetry collection, Songs for a Summons; and two works of nonfiction, Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense and Descent: A Memoir of... Read More

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The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind

Written by David Guterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 30, 1996
Price: $13.00

Like his novel, Snow Falling On Cedars, for which he received the PENFaulkner 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. But although Guterson's characters go into the wilderness... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind

Written by David Guterson


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 13, 2011
Price: $9.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

Descent
A Memoir of Madness
Written by David Guterson


Format: eBook, 80 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $2.99

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... Read more >

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East of the Mountains

Written by David Guterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 8, 2003
Price: $15.00

From the author of Snow Falling on Cedars comes this bestselling novel about a dying man’s final journey through a landscape that has always sustained him and provided him with hope and challenges.

When he discovers that he has terminal cancer, retired heart surgeon Ben Givens refuses to simply sit back and... Read more >

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Ed King

Written by David Guterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $15.95

In Seattle of 1962, Walter Cousins, a mild-mannered actuary takes a risk of his own and makes the biggest error of his life: He sleeps with Diane Burroughs, the sexy, not-quite-legal British au pair who’s taking care of his children for the summer. When Diane gets pregnant and leaves their baby... Read more >

Ed King

Written by David Guterson


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Other

Written by David Guterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $15.00

From the author of the bestselling Snow Falling on Cedars, a coming-of-age novel that presents two powerfully different visions of what it means to live a good life and the compromises that come with fulfillment.

John William Barry and Neil Countryman shared a love of the outdoors, trekking often into Washington's remote... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

The Other

Written by David Guterson


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 3, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.

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Our Lady of the Forest

Written by David Guterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 27, 2004
Price: $14.00

From the best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars—an emotionally charged, provocative new novel about a teenage girl who claims to see the Virgin Mary.

Ann Holmes seems an unlikely candidate for revelation. A sixteen-year-old runaway, she is an itinerant mushroom picker who lives in a tent. But on a November afternoon... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Our Lady of the Forest

Written by David Guterson


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 30, 2003
Price: $9.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.

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Problems with People
Stories
Written by David Guterson


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $25.95

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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Problems with People
Stories
Written by David Guterson


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $12.99

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Also available as a hardcover.

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Snow Falling on Cedars
A Novel
Written by David Guterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 26, 1995
Price: $15.95

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the 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... Read more >
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