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David Guterson

Autor/a de Snow Falling on Cedars

24+ obres 19,069 Membres 330 Ressenyes 15 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys

Obres de David Guterson

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

Obres associades

Granta 54: Best of Young American Novelists (1996) — Col·laborador — 238 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Snow Falling on Cedars [1999 film] (2000) — Original novel — 53 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (2017) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
Ten: A Bloomsbury Tenth Anniversary Anthology (1996) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars, 1 ressenya


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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.… (més)
swinsonl | Hi ha 189 ressenyes més | 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.
LynnB | Hi ha 189 ressenyes més | 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
cspiwak | Hi ha 189 ressenyes més | 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.
ellink | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | Jan 22, 2024 |



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