Angle of Repose (Google eBook)
Stegner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of personal, historical, and geographic discovery
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.
"Cause for celebration . . . A superb novel with an amplitude of scale and richness of detail altogether uncommon in contemporary fiction." —The Atlantic Monthly
"Brilliant . . . Two stories, past and present, merge to produce what important fiction must: a sense of the enchantment of life." —Los Angeles Times
This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Jackson J. Benson.
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Review: Angle of ReposeUser Review - Wendy - Goodreads
I would never have read this if it weren't a book for my book club. I had never heard of Stegner. The book is full of life's ironies and their cruelty, and this tension between the characters is what ... Read full review
Review: Angle of ReposeUser Review - Wendy Bauer - Goodreads
He's such an amazing writer. Loved it. Read full review