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David Guterson


David Guterson

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 Madness. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he lives in Washington State.

Books by David Guterson

by David Guterson - Fiction, Short Stories

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, poignant reflections upon cultural and personal circumstances, and paradigmatic questions about our sense of reality and belonging.

by David Guterson - Fiction

In Seattle, 1962, Walter Cousins makes the biggest error of his life --- he sleeps with Diane, his children's au pair. 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.