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ISBN13: 9780140169300
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Angle of Repose tells the story of Lyman Ward, a retired professor of history and author of books about the Western frontier, who returns to his ancestral home of Grass Valley, California, in the Sierra Nevada. Wheelchair-bound with a crippling bone disease and dependent on others for his every need, Ward is nonetheless embarking on a search of monumental proportions — to rediscover his grandmother, now long dead, who made her own journey to Grass Valley nearly a hundred years earlier. Like other great quests in literature, Lyman Ward's investigation leads him deep into the dark shadows of his own life.

Review:

"Brilliant....Two stories, past and present, merge to produce what important fiction must: a sense of the enhancement of life." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"Masterful....Reading it is an experience to be treasured." The Boston Globe

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"Cause for celebration....A superb novel with an amplitude of scale and richenss of detail altogether uncommon in contemporary fiction." The Atlantic Monthly

Review:

"A fine novel, engrossing and mature...for when all is said individual lives are very much like bits of detritus, rolling down from the high places of stress and emotion until they reach that place where the tumpling and falling stops and they find their angle of repose. To chronicle this movement as well as this novel does is high art — and first-rate writing." San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle

Book News Annotation:

A reprint of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel first published by Doubleday, 1971.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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. Through the prism of one family, this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel illuminates the American present against the fascinating background of its past.

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Four generations in the life of an American family are chronicled as retired historian Lyman Ward, confined to a wheelchair, decides to write his grandparent's history. The Pulitzer Prize-winning classic has been selected by the board of the Modern Library as one of the best hundred novels of the 20th century.

Synopsis:

Wallace Stegner's Pultizer Prize-winning novel is a story of discovery—personal, historical, and geographical. 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.

Synopsis:

Stegner's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel--the magnificent story of four generations in the life of an American family. A wheelchair-bound retired historian embarks on a monumental quest: to come to know his grandparents, now long dead. The unfolding drama of the story of the American West sets the tone for Stegner's masterpiece.

About the Author

Wallace Stegner (1903 – 1993) was the author of many books of fiction and non-fiction, including the National Book Award-winning The Spectator Bird (1976) and Crossing to Safety. Angle of Repose won the Pulitzer Prize in 1971.

Table of Contents

Part I

Grass Valley

Part II

New Almaden

Part III

Santa Cruz

Part IV

Leadville

Part V

Michoacán

Part VI

On the Bough

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shalene, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by shalene)
This is great storytelling that covers three generations of an American family. It is historical fiction and gritty and heartbreaking at times. You should read it.
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Kirk, August 17, 2012 (view all comments by Kirk)
My favorite book. As a genealogist, I appreciate how Lyman wanted to know more about his grandparents and how they lived and loved. Wallace Stegner took the story of Mary Foote and created a novel which spans a hundred years, three generations, and the cultural changes in America. A well-written and engrossing book.
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crusher, January 4, 2010 (view all comments by crusher)
great portrait of a marriage, and of the west of a hundred plus years ago. i haven't cared as much about what happened to a story's characters since the brothers karamazov.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140169300
Author:
Stegner, Wallace Earle
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Stegner, Wallace Earle
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Grandparents
Subject:
Aged
Subject:
Adultery
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Historians
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
California Fiction.
Subject:
People with disabilities
Subject:
Older people
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Contemporary American Fiction
Series Volume:
no. 430
Publication Date:
19920531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8.38x5.44x1.07 in. 1.01 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 576 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140169300 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Brilliant....Two stories, past and present, merge to produce what important fiction must: a sense of the enhancement of life."
"Review" by , "Masterful....Reading it is an experience to be treasured."
"Review" by , "Cause for celebration....A superb novel with an amplitude of scale and richenss of detail altogether uncommon in contemporary fiction."
"Review" by , "A fine novel, engrossing and mature...for when all is said individual lives are very much like bits of detritus, rolling down from the high places of stress and emotion until they reach that place where the tumpling and falling stops and they find their angle of repose. To chronicle this movement as well as this novel does is high art — and first-rate writing."
"Synopsis" by , 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. Through the prism of one family, this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel illuminates the American present against the fascinating background of its past.
"Synopsis" by , Four generations in the life of an American family are chronicled as retired historian Lyman Ward, confined to a wheelchair, decides to write his grandparent's history. The Pulitzer Prize-winning classic has been selected by the board of the Modern Library as one of the best hundred novels of the 20th century.
"Synopsis" by ,
Wallace Stegner's Pultizer Prize-winning novel is a story of discovery—personal, historical, and geographical. 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.
"Synopsis" by , Stegner's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel--the magnificent story of four generations in the life of an American family. A wheelchair-bound retired historian embarks on a monumental quest: to come to know his grandparents, now long dead. The unfolding drama of the story of the American West sets the tone for Stegner's masterpiece.
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