Crossing to Safety
Introduction by Terry Tempest Williams Afterword by T. H. Watkins Called a “magnificently crafted story . . . brimming with wisdom” by Howard Frank Mosher in The Washington Post Book World, Crossing to Safety has, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and... show more
Introduction by Terry Tempest Williams Afterword by T. H. Watkins Called a “magnificently crafted story . . . brimming with wisdom” by Howard Frank Mosher in The Washington Post Book World, Crossing to Safety has, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century. Tracing the lives, loves, and aspirations of two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin, it is a work of quiet majesty, deep compassion, and powerful insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage.
Publish date: April 9th 2002
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 335
Edition language: English
Wallace Stegner is a fantastic writer. He makes me nostalgic for a time I never experienced. He creates real characters and makes you realize that people today are no more sophisticated or complex than past generations. He doesn't resort to easy plot gimmicks and devices, there are no betrayals, no ...
This book sounds so boring; two couples meet in their twenties while working at the same Wisconsin university. They stay friends for the rest of their lives. The narrator even points out more than once that there isn't going to be any melodrama. And yet, this is a powerful story about loyalty and fr...
Relationship novels are not typically my thing but I truly enjoyed this one. It has beautiful language, mostly well-drawn characters and just enough interest in what will happen next to make one want to keep reading even though not that much ever really happens. Of course I pretty much hated Char...
Beautiful writing. Simple and clean, yet evocative. (My reviews are starting to sound like descriptions of wine.)I read this book slowly, in small bites, so as to savor it. Given how quickly I read, one might think it would be difficult for me to read slowly. Yet I treasured each bit so much tha...
Seen in geological perspective, we are fossils in the making, to be buried and eventually exposed again for the puzzlement of creatures of later eras.Welcome to Wally World. No, not the one with Chevy Chase and a stiff relation on the car roof, the one that it is a place of real literary wonder. Wal...