The Country Ahead of Us the Country Behind

The Country Ahead of Us  the Country Behind

David Guterson. 'v'? n' TJHH! COUNTRY AHEAD OF US, THE COUNTRY BEHIND DAVID GUTERSON Author of lhe Nu.l bestseller Snow Falling an Cedars The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind The Country. F' 5* Cover.

Author: David Guterson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408842034

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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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.
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Ed King

Ed King

ALSO BY DAVID GUTERSON Thv Other Our Lady ofthe Forest East of the Mountains Snow Falling on Cedars Family Matters: Why Homachooling Makes Sense The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind ED KING ED KING A novel DAVID GUTERSON ~25?

Author: David Guterson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307700421

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A sweeping, propulsive, darkly humorous new novel by the best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars: a story of destiny, desire, and destruction that reimagines Sophocles’s Oedipus Rex for our own era. In Seattle in 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 Burroughs, 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 and named Edward Aaron King, 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. An instant classic—David Guterson’s most daring and dazzling novel yet—that brings a contemporary urgency to one of the greatest stories of all time. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.
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International Who s Who of Authors and Writers 2004

International Who s Who of Authors and Writers 2004

Publications : The Country Ahead of Us , The Country Behind , 1989 ; Family Matters : Why Home Schooling Makes Sense , 1992 ; Snow Falling on Cedars , 1994 ; East of the Mountains , 1999 ; Our Lady of the Forest , 2003.

Author: Europa Publications

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1857431790

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

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Accurate and reliable biographical information essential to anyone interested in the world of literature TheInternational Who's Who of Authors and Writersoffers invaluable information on the personalities and organizations of the literary world, including many up-and-coming writers as well as established names. With over 8,000 entries, this updated edition features: * Concise biographical information on novelists, authors, playwrights, columnists, journalists, editors, and critics * Biographical details of established writers as well as those who have recently risen to prominence * Entries detailing career, works published, literary awards and prizes, membership, and contact addresses where available * An extensive listing of major international literary awards and prizes, and winners of those prizes * A directory of major literary organizations and literary agents * A listing of members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Problems with People

Problems with People

David Guterson, bestselling author of Snow Falling on Cedars, returns with ten sharply observed, funny and wise new stories exploring the mysteries of love and our complex desires to connect with others within the dramas of daily life ...

Author: David Guterson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408859988

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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A new couple's first night together is overshadowed by a decades-old story of a lost love. A man takes a two hour walk across Kathmandu to visit his estranged wife in hospital in midst of a Maoist strike. A man accompanies his Holocaust survivor father on a trip to his German city of birth. A newly diagnosed dementia patient misses his last opportunity to see his youngest son. A family is forced to sit through a dinner-time account of the death of their teenage son as their food turns cold on the table. And an unexpected and tender friendship develops between an ailing man and his dog walker. In Problems with People relationships solidify, crumble and are forged anew. These ten sharply observed stories are imbued with David Guterson's signature gifts for characterisation, psychological nuance, emotional suspense and evocation of the natural world. By turns funny, thought provoking and deeply moving, Guterson deftly taps into the sadness, beauty, joy and complexities of our everyday lives.
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Snow Falling on Cedars

Snow Falling on Cedars

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.

Author: David Guterson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408806760

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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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.
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Huxford s Old Book

Huxford s Old Book

Author: Bob Huxford

Publisher: Paul Chapman Pub

ISBN: 1574320572

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 445

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Lists the current value of collectible books, and provides addresses for bookbuyers, arranged by subject speciality.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Our Lady of the Forest

Our Lady of the Forest

As Father Collins searches both 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 combines suspense, grit and humour in a story of faith ...

Author: David Guterson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408834763

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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'One of the most exciting and thoughtful novels I've read this year ... a wonderful novel' Daily Mail 'Another virtuoso performance from David Guterson ... Gripping ... It balances the tension between belief and despair without ever losing its sense of mystery' L.A. Times Book Review Ann Holmes seems an unlikely candidate for revelation. A sixteen-year-old runaway, she is an itinerant mushroom picker who lives in a tent. Her past has been hardscrabble. Then one November afternoon, in the foggy woods of North Fork, Washington, the Virgin comes to her, clear as day. Is this delusion, a product of her occasional drug use, or a true calling to God? Gradually word spreads, and thousands converge upon the already troubled town. For Tom Cross, an embittered logger who's been out of work since his son was paralysed in a terrible accident, the possibility that Ann's visions are real offers a last chance for him and his son. As Father Collins searches both 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 combines suspense, grit and humour in a story of faith at a contemporary crossroad.
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The Other

The Other

A powerful story of the choices we must make in a flawed world, by the bestselling author of Snow Falling on Cedars 'Remarkable ... a highly significant contribution to American literature' Giles Foden 'Guterson's books keep getting better ...

Author: David Guterson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408834749

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Seattle, 1972: Neil Countryman and John William Barry, two teenage boys from very different backgrounds, are at the start of an 800m race. Their lives collide for the first time, and so begins an extraordinary friendship. As they grow older Neil follows the conventional route of the American dream, but the eccentric, fiercely intelligent John William makes radically different choices, dropping out of college and moving deep into the woods. Convinced it is the only way to live without hypocrisy, John William enlists Neil to help him disappear completely, drawing his oldest friend into a web of secrets and agonising responsibility, deceit and tragedy - one that will finally break open with an unexpected, life-altering revelation.
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East of the Mountains

East of the Mountains

When Dr Ben Givens left his Seattle home he never intended to return.

Author: David Guterson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408834756

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 978

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.
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