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Angle of Repose

Stegner, Wallace (Book - 2000 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Angle of Repose


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Stegner's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is the 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.
Authors: Stegner, Wallace, 1909-1993
Title: Angle of repose
Publisher: New York :, Modern Library,, 2000
Characteristics: ix, 632 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Wallace Stegner
Summary: Stegner's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is the 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.
ISBN: 0679603387
9780679603382
Branch Call Number: FICTION STEGNER
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Report This Feb 02, 2014
  • mjbilsland rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Took a little bit of time to get into it, but after the first 100 pages, I did find it a great read. Then I read it again and loved it. It really grows on a person.

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  • WVMLBookClubTitles rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Stegner won a Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for his novel about a retired historian who researches and writes about his pioneer grandparents and the American West. A slow moving story that seamlessly weaves the past and the present as the professor confronts his own history and failed marriage. A book to be slowly savored, from one of America’s finest novelists.

Report This Mar 01, 2013
  • j_wilson22 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Kind of boring

It has been a while since a book has made me tear up; but, this one did. One of the better novels that I have read. Well worth it.

Report This Aug 02, 2012
  • rab1953 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A really interesting portrait of life in the early years of the American West. Susan and Oliver are interesting characters with diverse, complex motives. Sometimes you want to give one or other of them a shake and say Smarten up, but you know it's how they are, and they are not going to change. (Much like real people I know.) The contemporary historian looking at their lives adds another element, as he shares some of the patterns of their lives, and perhaps learns from them in dealing with his own troubling relationships. (Though it's a bit odd to look back on a conservative 1971 view of the social changes taking place in the USA of the 1960s and '70s.) Very engrossing and illuminating.

Report This Feb 09, 2012
  • PrairieStar rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of my all-time favorite books read about 30 years ago!

Report This May 02, 2011
  • photogrrlkp rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Spectacular, beautifully written story of redemption, forgiveness, and learning from your ancestor's mistakes. Very moving, I would recommend this book to anyone.

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