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David Guterson

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Tietoja tekijästä

David Guterson was born in Seattle and later graduated from the University of Washington. Before becoming a full-time writer, Guterson was a high school English teacher and a contributing editor for Harper's Magazine. Guterson has published The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind, a collection näytä lisää of short stories, and Family Matters: Why Home Schooling Makes Sense, a nonfiction book. Snow Falling on Cedars is Guterson's most famous work; it has won the Pen/Faulkner Award and was an American Booksellers Book of the Year Nominee. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

Lumi peittää setripuut (1997) 13,001 kappaletta, 190 arvostelua
Vuorilta itään (1999) 2,115 kappaletta, 29 arvostelua
Our Lady of the Forest (2003) 1,297 kappaletta, 24 arvostelua
The Other (2008) 852 kappaletta, 30 arvostelua
The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind (1989) 499 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Snow Falling on Cedars (Penguin Longman Reader Level 6) (1997) — Tekijä — 350 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Ed King (2011) 255 kappaletta, 12 arvostelua
Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense (1992) 212 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
The Final Case (2022) 150 kappaletta, 13 arvostelua
Problems with People: Stories (2014) 91 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Drowned Son (1656) 50 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Descent: A Memoir of Madness (2013) 18 kappaletta

Associated Works

Granta 54: Best of Young American Novelists (1996) — Avustaja — 238 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Snow Falling on Cedars [1999 film] (2000) — Original novel — 53 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Ten: A Bloomsbury Tenth Anniversary Anthology (1996) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu

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I first read this in my high school AP English class and was glad to revisit it, now 13 years later, with a more mature perspective. Even though this book is fiction, it does a great job capturing the emotions and sensibilities of white and Japanese-Americans in small-town America in the 1940s and 1950s. In many ways, Ishmael is a sympathetic character, but he is also swallowed by his grief and resentment, and plagued by so many what-ifs, that he is also deeply unlikeable. Whether or not he is redeemed by the end of the novel is debatable. An even more compelling topic for discussion would be whether the question of Ishmael's redemption overshadows the harm his actions and the actions of other white characters have perpetrated. As a student in a small town first reading this novel, I often wondered what mistakes my own police department would make in high profile murder investigation. The themes of this novel are universal and would be compelling for an advanced high school audience.… (lisätietoja)
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swinsonl | 189 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 10, 2024 |
I read this years ago and remember being captivated by it. Upon rereading, I was surprised by how much of the story I'd forgotten....but I remained captivated. What great writing!

This is a fascinating story about Japanese Americans during and following WWII. It focuses on the love between young people of different races, and later on a murder trial where the accused is Japanese and the victim white. We see how prejudice manifest on a personal level, and those effects. Recommended.
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LynnB | 189 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 22, 2024 |
Really enjoyed this book. Managed to successfully blend elements of romance, courtroom drama and coming of age into a thouroughly satisfying mixture. Elements reminded me of mockingbird, and I thought that the author did a good job of capturing some of the complexity of racism . Will definitely try to leRn more about internment
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cspiwak | 189 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |
I debated between 2 and 3 stars. I didn't exactly 'like' it but that was mostly because of the details of the case his dad was handling. The case was so horrific and upsetting that it made it difficult to feel anything else even though the book is about more than that specific case. It is also about love and the narrator's relationship with his family, but primarily with his dad at the end of his dad's life. That part of the story is beautifully related.
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ellink | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 22, 2024 |



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