A shooting star
Sabrina Castro, an attractive woman with a strong New England heritage, is married to a wealthy, older California physician who no longer fulfills her dreams. An almost accidental misstep leads her down the slow descent of moral disintegration, until there is no place for her to go but up and out. How Sabrina comes to terms with her life is the theme of this absorbing personal drama, played out against the background of an old Peninsula estate where her mother lives among her servants, her memories of Boston, and her treasured family archives. A Shooting Star displays the storytelling powers that Wallace Stagner's fans have enjoyed for more than half a century.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - stevesmits - LibraryThing
An amazing work by Stegner. Is this man still remembered and valued so many years after he’s gone? He should be for in my view he is one of the finest writers of the 20th century. This novel takes ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - elsyd - LibraryThing
While the basic idea for this story was good, the book itself went on interminably. The melodrama just went on and on and on and on! I think there are very few men who can think and write as a woman. I loved Stegner's Angle of Repose and Crossing to Safety. I did not love A Shooting Star. Read full review