Angle of Repose

Stegner, Wallace Earle (Book - 1992)
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Wallace Stegner's Pultizer Prize-winning novel is a story of discovery-personal, historical, and geographical. Confined to a wheelchair, retired historian Lyman Ward sets out to write his grandparents' remarkable story, chronicling their days spent carving civilization into the surface of America's western frontier. But his research reveals even more about his own life than he's willing to admit. What emerges is an enthralling portrait of four generations in the life of an American family.
Authors: Stegner, Wallace Earle, 1909-1993
Title: Angle of repose
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1992
Characteristics: 569 p. ; 21 cm
Notes: First published in the U.S. by Doublday & Co., Inc. 1971
ISBN: 014016930X
Branch Call Number: FICTION Ste
Statement of Responsibility: Wallace Stegner
Subject Headings: Family Fiction Older people Fiction
Topical Term: Family
Older people
LCCN: 91044514
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May 13, 2014
  • st126 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of those books to be read slowly and savored. Stegner is a master.

Feb 02, 2014
  • mjbilsland rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Took a little bit of time to get into it, but after the first 100 pages, I did find it a great read. Then I read it again and loved it. It really grows on a person.

Jun 17, 2013
  • WVMLBookClubTitles rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Stegner won a Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for his novel about a retired historian who researches and writes about his pioneer grandparents and the American West. A slow moving story that seamlessly weaves the past and the present as the professor confronts his own history and failed marriage. A book to be slowly savored, from one of America’s finest novelists.

It has been a while since a book has made me tear up; but, this one did. One of the better novels that I have read. Well worth it.

Feb 09, 2012
  • PrairieStar rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of my all-time favorite books read about 30 years ago!

May 02, 2011
  • photogrrlkp rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Spectacular, beautifully written story of redemption, forgiveness, and learning from your ancestor's mistakes. Very moving, I would recommend this book to anyone.


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