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Best Wallace Stegner Books Everyone Should Read

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Wallace Stegner books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. Crossing To Safety (1989)

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Author(s): Wallace Stegner

2. Angle of Repose (2014)

Best Wallace Stegner Books Everyone Should ReadAn 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…
Author(s): Wallace Stegner

3. The Spectator Bird (2017)

Best Wallace Stegner Books Everyone Should ReadThis tour-de-force of American literature and a winner of the National Book Award is a profound, intimate, affecting novel from one of the most esteemed literary minds of the last century and a beloved chronicler of the West.   Joe Allston is a cantankerous, retired literary agent who is, in his own words, “just killing time until time gets around to killing me.” His parents and his only son are long dead, leaving him with neither ancestors nor descendants, tradition nor ties. His job, trafficking the talent of others, has not been his choice. He has passed through life as a spectator, before…
Author(s): Wallace Stegner

4. Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West (1992)

Best Wallace Stegner Books Everyone Should Read  In Beyond the Hundredth Meridian, Wallace Stegner recounts the sucesses and frustrations of John Wesley Powell, the distinguished ethnologist and geologist who explored the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and the homeland of Indian tribes of the American Southwest. A prophet without honor who had a profound understanding of the American West, Powell warned long ago of the dangers economic exploitation would pose to the West and spent a good deal of his life overcoming Washington politics in getting his message across. Only now, we may recognize just…
Author(s): Wallace Stegner

5. The Sound of Mountain Water: The Changing American West (2017)

Best Wallace Stegner Books Everyone Should ReadThe essays, memoirs, letters, and speeches collected in The Sound of Mountain Water encompass memoir, nature conservation, history, geography, and literature. Compositions delve into the post-World War II boom that brought the Rocky Mountain West–from Montana and Idaho to Utah and Nevada–into the modern age. Other works feature eloquent sketches of the West’s history and environment, directing our imagination to the sublime beauty of such places as Robbers Roost and Glen Canyon. A final section examines the state of Western literature, of the mythical past and the diminished…
Author(s): Wallace Stegner

6. The Big Rock Candy Mountain (Penguin Classics) (2010)

Best Wallace Stegner Books Everyone Should ReadBo Mason, his wife, Elsa, and their two boys live a transient life of poverty and despair. Drifting from town to town and from state to state, the violent, ruthless Bo seeks out his fortune-in the hotel business, in new farmland, and, eventually, in illegal rum-running through the treacherous back roads of the American Northwest. In this affecting narrative, Wallace Stegner portrays over three decades in the life of the Mason family as they struggle to survive during the lean years of the early twentieth century….
Author(s): Wallace Stegner, Robert Stone

7. Wolf Willow: A History, a Story, and a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) (2000)

Best Wallace Stegner Books Everyone Should ReadWallace Stegner weaves together fiction and nonfiction, history and impressions, childhood remembrance and adult reflections in this unusual portrait of his boyhood. Set in Cypress Hills in southern Saskatchewan, where Stegner’s family homesteaded from 1914 to 1920, Wolf Willow brings to life both the pioneer community and the magnificent landscape that surrounds it.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works…
Author(s): Wallace Stegner, Page Stegner

8. Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West (Modern Library Classics) (2002)

Best Wallace Stegner Books Everyone Should ReadNominated for a National Book Critics Circle award, Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs gathers together Wallace Stegner’s most important and memorable writings on the American West: its landscapes, diverse history, and shifting identity; its beauty, fragility, and power. With subjects ranging from the writer’s own “migrant childhood” to the need to protect what remains of the great western wilderness (which Stegner dubs “the geography of hope”) to poignant profiles of western writers such as John Steinbeck and Norman Maclean, this collection is a riveting testament to the power of place. At…
Author(s): Wallace Stegner, T.H. Watkins

9. Collected Stories (Penguin Classics) (2006)

Best Wallace Stegner Books Everyone Should ReadIn a literary career spanning more than fifty years, Wallace Stegner created a remarkable record of the history and culture of twentieth-century America. Each of the thirty-one stories contained in this volume embody some of the best virtues and values to be found in contemporary fiction, demonstrating why the author is acclaimed as one of America’s master storytellers.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across…
Author(s): Wallace Stegner, Lynn Stegner

10. All the Little Live Things by Stegner,Wallace. [1991] Paperback (1991)

Best Wallace Stegner Books Everyone Should ReadAll the Little Live Things by Stegner,Wallace. [1991] Paperback…
Author(s): Stegner

11. Remembering Laughter (1996)

Best Wallace Stegner Books Everyone Should ReadMargaret Stuart, the proud wife of a prosperous Iowa farmer, sets high standards for herself and others. Happy in her marriage, she tries to look the other way when her genial husband, Alec, takes to the bottle. When Elspeth, Margaret’s sister, comes to live with them, the young woman is immediately captivated by the beauty and vitality of the farm, and by the affection she receives from those around her. But as summer turns into fall, and the friendship between Alec and Elspeth deepens, Margaret finds her spirit tested by a series of events that seem as cruel and inevitable as the…
Author(s): Wallace Stegner, Mary Stegner

12. The Gathering of Zion: The Story of the Mormon Trail (1992)

Best Wallace Stegner Books Everyone Should ReadPulitzer Prize-winning author Wallace Stegner tells about a thousand-mile migration marked by hardship and sudden death—but unique in American history for its purpose, discipline, and solidarity. Other Bison Books by Wallace Stegner include Mormon Country, Recapitulation, Second Growth, and Women on the Wall….
Author(s): Wallace Stegner

Best Wallace Stegner Books Everyone Should Read

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The Sound of Mountain Water : The Changing American West

Author(s): Stegner, Wallace
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group;Vintage Books, Year: 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2087844

All the wild that remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West

Author(s): David Gessner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Year: 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2231796

The world split open : great writers on how and why we write

Author(s): Atwood, Margaret; Stegner, Wallace; Jones, Edward P; le Guin, Ursula K
Publisher: Tin House Books, Year: 2014, Size: 246 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2078272

Crossing to Safety

Author(s): Wallace Earle Stegner
Publisher: Modern Library, Year: 2007, Size: 520 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 797070

Why I Can't Read Wallace Stegner and Other Essays: A Tribal Voice

Author(s): Elizabeth Cook-Lynn
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press, Year: 1996, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 543622

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