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by Wallace Stegner, Jackson J. Benson
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kennethjmcginnis
kennethjmcginnis rated it 6 years ago
4.18373562
Beth's List Love on Booklikes
Beth's List Love on Booklikes rated it 7 years ago
4.5 stars.My grandparents had to live their way out of one world and live into another, or into several others, making new out of old the way corals live their reef upward. I am on my grandparents' side. I believe in Time, as they did, and the life chronological rather than in the life existential. ...
List Lover
List Lover rated it 7 years ago
When you read a book like Angle of Repose and you don't enjoy it, it doesn't mean you are dumb or not getting it. It simply means you like to enjoy reading. This book was boring. It was not meant to be enjoyed. It was meant to be proof of the author's writing prowess. When people who go for this typ...
madbkwm
madbkwm rated it 8 years ago
I read Crossing to Safety last summer and liked it quite a bit (actually started a fairly heated discussion in book club because I liked Charity and no one else did) and so when I saw this on my library's ebook browse shelf I picked it up.Overall there are some great turns of phrase (quotes below), ...
modusa
modusa rated it 8 years ago
it doesn't surprise that this book won the pulitzer prize. it's an ambitious novel, cleverly constructed, effectively blending life and fiction, containing some beautiful sentences. this is the story of lyman ward, a historian who has gone into retirement, afflicted by a bone disease that has result...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 9 years ago
Mp3 audio read to accompany Walkies! Workies! Read by Mark Bramhallblurbifications - Stegner's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel--the magnificent story of four generations in the life of an American family. Crippled Lyman Ward researches and looks back on the pioneering life of his grandparents,in partic...
elisas8
elisas8 rated it 9 years ago
i don't normally have high expectations of pulitzer winners, but this. is. beautiful. i don't even know what else to say. beautiful.
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it 10 years ago
Doggone that Wally Stegner! If only he were still alive, I would hunt him down and hug his guts out! No other author speaks to me the way he does. I will try to write a better review if I get the time...
SJane
SJane rated it 11 years ago
My three stars here may be somewhat stingy, but I'm coming back to this review after a year with the memory of admiring but not really liking this book. On the plus side, the storytelling is expert and the mix of characters is interesting. On the down side, the narrator can be annoying, and unfortun...
Blue Mood Cafe
Blue Mood Cafe rated it 20 years ago
I know I'm in the minority here and understand this is an award winning novel but I couldn't finish this book. It was boring, the characters seemed one-dimensional and the prose difficult to follow. No matter how hard I tried to finish I could not get through it. I even went out on a boat with my h...
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