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A great American novel! Epic. Winner of the 1972 Pulitzer Prize, Angel of Repose follows the Ward family from the late 1800s to San Francisco in the 1960s as they make their life in the American West. Stegner writes intimately about history, managing to convey both the harsh realities of frontier life with the romanticism that this period holds for many. A compelling and deep read.

--Jennifer

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A Great American Novel and a winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1972! It follows the Ward family from the late 1800s to San Francisco in the 1960s, as they make their life in the American West. Stegner writes intimately about history, managing to convey both the harsh realities of frontier life with the romanticism that this period holds for many. A compelling and deep read.  

— From Jennifer

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An American masterpiece and iconic novel of the West by National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Wallace Stegner--a deeply moving narrative of one family and the traditions of our national past.

Lyman Ward is a retired professor of history, recently confined to a wheelchair by a crippling bone disease and dependant on others for his every need. Amid the chaos of 1970s counterculture he retreats to his ancestral home of Grass Valley, California, to write the biography of his grandmother: an elegant and headstrong artist and pioneer who, together with her engineer husband, made her own journey through the hardscrabble West nearly a hundred years before. In discovering her story he excavates his own, probing the shadows of his experience and the America that has come of age around him.

About the Author


Wallace Stegner (1909-1993) was the author of, among other novels, Remembering Laughter, 1937; The Big Rock Candy Mountain, 1943; Joe Hill, 1950; All the Little Live Things, 1967 (Commonwealth Club Gold Medal); A Shooting Star, 1961; Angle of Repose, 1971 (Pulitzer Prize); The Spectator Bird, 1976 (National Book Award, 1977); Recapitulation, 1979; and Crossing to Safety, 1987. His nonfiction includes Beyond the Hundredth Meridian, 1954; Wolf Willow, 1963; The Sound of Mountain Water (essays), 1969; The Uneasy Chair: A Biography of Bernard DeVoto, 1974; and Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West (1992). Three of his short stories have won O. Henry Prizes, and in 1980 he received the Robert Kirsch Award from the Los Angeles Times for his lifetime literary achievements. His Collected Stories was published in 1990.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781101872765
ISBN-10: 1101872764
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: November 4th, 2014
Pages: 632
Language: English
Series: Vintage