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Crossing to Safety

Stegner, Wallace Earle (Book - 1987 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Crossing to Safety
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Called a "magnificently crafted story . . . brimming with wisdom" by Howard Frank Mosher inThe Washington Post Book World,Crossing to Safetyhas, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century. Tracing the lives, loves, and aspirations of two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin, it is a work of quiet majesty, deep compassion, and powerful insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Authors: Stegner, Wallace Earle, 1909-1993
Title: Crossing to safety
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1987
Edition: 1st Random House ed
Characteristics: 277 p. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 0394562003
Branch Call Number: FICTION Ste
Statement of Responsibility: Wallace Stegner
LCCN: 87020482
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Apr 03, 2014
  • jweitz rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I tried to like this book, but found it to be arrogant academia at its finest.

Jan 08, 2014
  • mom2niamh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is in my fiction "top five" list. If you like outstanding fiction, don't ask questions; just read it.

Sep 17, 2013
  • Mary037 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A wonderful story of the lives of two couples and the demands, triumphs and tragedies that life brings their way from the depression era to the mid 1970s

Dec 05, 2009
  • macierules rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This title will definitely be added to my all-time favourite list. It is a simple story about two couples who are locked into an amazing friendship, and how the battle between the order of man and the chaos of nature plays out on them all. It's funny how certain books come into your life at certain moments, as if there is a reason for it all.

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