Tuesday, August 4, 2009

About The Other

David Guterson's The Other is a moving portrait of male friendship, set in the backdrop of Washington State's Olympic Peninsula. John William Barry and Neil Countryman, meet as high school students at a track meet in 1972. John William is from an elite Seattle family while Neil stems from a working-class background. Despite their differences, their forge a lifelong friendship that is tested when, as adults, they choose radically different paths. John William chooses to live as a hermit in the wilderness while Neil becomes a teacher, gets married and has a family. Sound interesting? Check out a review of the book and then check out a copy at your local library! Stay tuned to the Featured Book Blog. Information about the author and discussion questions are coming soon!

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