“Cedars” author David Guterson to give reading at
Saint Martin's College
Monday, March 15, 2004
Lacey - The community is invited to a
reading and talk by best-selling Pacific Northwest novelist David
Guterson, author of “Snow Falling on Cedars.”
Guterson’s talk will be at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 23, at the Saint Martin’s College Worthington Center,
5300 Pacific Ave. SE. The presentation is part of the Saint Martin’s
Society of Fellows’ Community Lecture Series and is free.
Best known for his novel, “Snow Falling
on Cedars,” winner of the 1995 PEN/Faulkner Award and Pacific Northwest
Bookseller Association Award, Guterson also is the author of two more
recent novels, the national best-seller “East of the Mountains” and “Our
Lady of the Forest,” published last September.
Guterson centered “Our Lady of the
Forest” around runaway teenager and itinerant mushroom picker Ann
Holmes, who claims to see the Virgin Mary in the woods of North Fork,
Wash. The story unfolds with the ensuing evaluation into the veracity of
her story by a young priest, a chance for redemption for an embittered
out-of-work logger, and the fallout on the small backwoods town at the
vortex of a storm of media coverage.
Guterson, a native Washingtonian and
former high school English teacher, lives on Bainbridge Island and
established his journalism career writing for Sports Illustrated and
Harper’s. The father of four children, his books include a collection of
short stories, “The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind” and “Family
Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense.”
For more information about Guterson’s
appearance at Saint Martin’s, please contact the college, 360-491-4700.
For more information:
Associate prof., sociology and cultural anthropology
Deanna Partlow, media relations
Saint Martin’s Office of Communication