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D sets out to write his grandparents' remarkable story chronicling their days spent carving civilization into the surface of America's western frontier But his Little did I expect that the taming of the Wild West could be so intricately reflected in the ongoing evolution of a marriage with all its tensions compromises and sporadic moments of exultation a marriage that seemed doomed to failure from the startLyman Ward retired historian and scholar now prostrated in a wheelchair sets his mind to write the story of his grandparents and their generation of the many young adventurers who embarked on a non return trip to the inhospitable Western lands to lay down the foundations of a future civilization in the second half of the nineteenth centuryThe evocative fast paced storytelling takes the reader into virgin landscapes across the American border from Idaho to

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Angle of Repose

Wallace Stegner's Pultizer Prize winning novel is a story of discovery personal historical and geographical Confined to a wheelchair retired historian Lyman War I read this book based largely on the Goodreads reviews Maybe I m not as smart as other reviewers or maybe other reviewers give it high praise because it was a Pulitzer Prize winner and they didn t want to look dumb something to which I have no aversion or maybe this was just a fluke but I didn t think this book was worth reading I wouldn t recommend it to anyone I started the book about 4 or 5 times and when I finally did slog through it it was in 5 and 10 page increments I just couldn t get rolling with it My bottom line four word review is This book is boringNot to say that it didn t have good points There were two real strengths in my opinion 1 As others have pointed out Stegner has an extraordinar

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Research reveals even 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 famil Wallace Stegner was once uoted as saying It s perfectly clear that if every writer is born to write one story that s my story this was referring to the tour de force novel that is Angle of Repose which just about ticks all the boxes in terms of literary perfection containing masterful writing of great prose and vision an epic engrossing and mature story charting four generations of an american family trying to carve a piece of history into the western frontier and richly detailed characters that take us on a journey that truly stands the test of time Retired historian Lyman Ward charts the remarkable story of his grandparents and in particular his grandmother Susan Burling Ward confined to a whe


10 thoughts on “Angle of Repose

  1. says:

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1972 this book is considered by some to be Stegner’s masterpiece It’s a grea

  2. says:

    Fellow Goodreaders know that feeling of exhilaration when a new entrant pushes its way onto a top ten of all time list Wallace Stegner’s Pulitzer Prize winner from 1972 is my most recent example Of course Goodreads reviewers also know the pressure involved in justifying the choice So what makes this one so good As befits a top ten inclusion here are ten factors that come to mind 1 A Damn Good Story Lyman War

  3. says:

    I read this book based largely on the Goodreads reviews Maybe I'm not as smart as other reviewers or maybe other reviewers give it high praise because it was a Pulitzer Prize winner and they didn't want to look dumb something to wh

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    Update geeeezzz Marie Another 199 Kindle gem this morning I bought it myself and I own an old paper copy It’s true I never wrote a review read it before I did such foolish things hahaBut if readers have not read this book yet TIMELESS and Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner also TIMELESS you’re missing two wonderful books Two of my all

  5. says:

    This book started out great but uickly got repetitive for me Learning on Wikipedia that Stegner derived with permission large parts of it from real letters published the next year certainly took winds out of my sails Several critics h

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    Little did I expect that the taming of the Wild West could be so intricately reflected in the ongoing evolution of a marriage with all its tensions compromises and sporadic moments of exultation; a marriage that seemed doomed to failure from the startLyman Ward retired historian and scholar now prostrated in a wheelchair sets his

  7. says:

    I have read this book twice so far The first time I was a single college student The second time I had been married about five years I'm sure I will read it again a few times And I'm sure that the years of marriage I've logg

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    ”I am on my grandparents’ side I believe in Time as they did and in the life chronological rather than in the life existential We live in t

  9. says:

    Wallace Stegner was once uoted as saying It’s perfectly clear that if every writer is born to write one story that’s my story this was referring to the tour de force novel that is 'Angle of Repose' which just about ticks all the boxes in terms of literary perfection containing masterful writing of great prose and vision an epic engrossing and mature story charting four generations of an american family trying to carve a piece of hist

  10. says:

    For me it took a while for this novel to reach a certain momentum as the author introduces the reader to the narrator Lyman Ward He is a wheelchair bound historian in the process of writing a biography of the life of his grandparents Oliver and Susan Ward He recreates their lives mostly from his grandmother’s letters written in the 1870’