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Angle of Repose

by Wallace Stegner

The novel tells the story of Lyman Ward, a retired professor of history and author of books about the Western frontier who returns to his ancestral home in the Sierra Nevada. Wheelchair-bound with a crippling bone disease, Ward embarks nonetheless on a search to rediscover his grandmother, now long dead, who made her own journey to Grass Valley nearly a hundred years earlier.

Winner of the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

“Brilliant . . . Two stories, past and present, merge to produce what important fiction must: a sense of the enchantment of life.” Los Angeles Times

“Cause for celebration . . . A superb novel with an amplitude of scale and richness of detail altogether uncommon in contemporary fiction.” The Atlantic Monthly

 


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01 January, 1971

About Wallace Stegner

Wallace Earle Stegner was an American historian, novelist, short story writer, and environmentalist, often called "The Dean of Western Writers". He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 and the U.S. National Book Award in 1977.



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