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Initial post: Aug 5, 2007 2:57:00 AM PDT
Jill Patton says:
one of America's finest 20th century wriers. like all great writers, he writes locally while thinking globally. always relevant regardless of the timeframe.

Posted on May 14, 2009 8:28:25 PM PDT
I also think that Wallace Stegner is one of the best. Angle of Repose is beautiful. He's definitely one of my favorites - reminds me a lot of Steinbeck in his devotion to the West and in his ability to bring out the emotion of a character.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009 8:43:58 AM PDT
A customer says:
I've tried to read three of Stegner's books, but his glacial pacing puts me off. I much prefer Steinbeck and McMurtry when reading about the West.

Posted on Jun 12, 2009 3:15:29 PM PDT
HardyBoy64 says:
Angle of Repose was OK (until the last 50 pages) and I didn't like Crossing to Safety too much. I don't think he touches Steinbeck with a ten foot pole, but maybe that's just me.

Posted on Jul 8, 2009 11:35:11 AM PDT
D. Figueroa says:
Crossing to Safety was my favorite. Angle of Repose a close 2nd.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009 5:43:45 PM PDT
Sandra says:
Best epic of all by Stegner Big Rock Candy Mountain....amazing and moving.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009 1:00:35 PM PDT
Teri Handzel says:
Try reading All the Little Live Things, that is still relevant today.

Posted on Aug 17, 2009 1:08:25 PM PDT
M. Nelson says:
Crossing To Safety has an amazing first paragraph. The rest of the book was OK. Nonetheless, I will give Angle of Repose a try.

Posted on Jun 18, 2010 1:23:00 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 18, 2010 1:26:09 PM PDT
KOP ESF says:
"The Big Rock Candy Mountain" is a masterpiece!!!! Though I feel it is the kind of work that is best appreciated by someone over the age of 30. You have to have lived a bit, and have some scars to show for it, to really appreciate it at its deepest level.

Posted on Jul 8, 2010 4:35:00 PM PDT
Does anyone know what the trm "cannibal tracks" means? Stegner uses it in Angle of Repose.
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