By Wallace Stegner
Wallace Stegner's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is a narrative of discovery--personal, historic, and geographical. constrained to a wheelchair, retired historian Lyman Ward units out to write down his grandparents' amazing tale, chronicling their days spent carving civilization into the skin of America's western frontier. yet his learn finds much more approximately his personal lifestyles than he's prepared to confess. What emerges is a charming portrait of 4 generations within the lifetime of an American family.
Like different nice quests in literature, Lyman Ward's research leads him deep into the darkish shadows of his personal existence. the result's a deeply relocating novel that, during the prism of 1 relations, illuminates the yank current opposed to the interesting historical past of its past.
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Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner