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For the quality of the prose, I will go five stars, for the plot two, for the characters four and for the final disposition, the denouement, two also. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tony Covatta
Aside from his poetic, beautifully detailed prose, Stegner clutches close the everyday trials of a man's life with magical tones of love and remorse.Published 5 months ago by Sheri N. Miller
This was my first book by Stegner. It is gorgeously written -- the smells, sights, and sounds of southern California at that time really come alive -- although the way he used... Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. Epstein
Quietly intense analysis of the time period of which he wrote and typically excellent character development. Stegner is in a league of his own.Published 5 months ago by Susan W Denning
I love Stegner. This was not one of his best, but I read it through to the end. Don't usually bother if the book doesn't grab me.Published 6 months ago by LOIS CHICKERING
Stegner is a very visual storyteller. However I found this book profoundly depressing. Due to events in my life which mirror those described in the book, I was distressed by the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by C. Wagers
How to review without spoiling?
This book is too good to ruin.
Stegner was an exceptional writer. He paints beautiful
characterizations of regular every day people. Read more