Book :: Angle of Repose

Angle of Repose
By: Wallace Stegner
Pages: 569
Published: 1971
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
Award(s): Pulitzer Prize (1972)
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Wallace Stegner's Pulitzer 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...

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amazing! amazing! amazing!

Dec 31st, 2017

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Feb 15th, 2014

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This is a modern day Anna Karenina. Stegnar is a wordsmith. I love how he points out the grass is not always greener.

Nov 19th, 2013

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