"Stegner has felt the spell of mountain and prairie, of draught, flood, and blizzard. . . . A harrowing saga"
The New York Times
"Stands out beautifully and unforgettably."
The New Yorker
Wallace Stegner was the author of, among other works of fiction, Remembering Laughter (1973); Joe Hill (1950); All the Little Live Things (1967, Commonwealth Club Gold Medal); A Shooting Star (1961); Angle of Repose (1971, Pulitzer Prize); The Spectator Bird (1976, National Book Award); Recapitulation (1979); Crossing to Safety (1987); and Collected Stories (1990). His nonfiction includes Beyond the Hundredth Meridian (1954); Wolf Willow (1963); The Sound of Mountain Water (essays, 1969); The Uneasy Chair: A Biography of Bernard deVoto (1964); American Places (with Page Stegner, 1981); and Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West (1992). Three short stories have won O.Henry prizes, and in 1980 he received the Robert Kirsch Award from the Los Angeles Times for his lifetime literary achievements. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Any family epic will always fall short of Peter Matthiessen's Shadow Country, but this was a valiant effort highlighting the downside of the American Dream.Published 8 days ago by Mark Blilie
Wallace Stegner was the writer's writer. This book is dense, plodding, brooding, and in many ways, a vast deep trip into the minds of male children and adults. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Sara M. Robinson, author of Stones for Words
I love all of Wallace Stegner's writings. This is a more thought provoking one, but his writing is full of quiet emotion and drama.Published 1 month ago by LEONA THOMAS
We all know guys like Bo Mason. Whether products of their upbringing or their inborn nature they aren’t specifically lazy or shiftless, they just feel cooped up working inside and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Garth R. Mailman
I really loved the way he told the story-the different characters viewpoints made it fresh and interesting.Published 4 months ago by p-trav
Have you ever eaten a dessert that is so rich you could only have a little bit at a time? Stegner is a master of descriptive writing and character development. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer