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The Big Rock Candy Mountain (Peguin Classics)
Wallace Stegner

Penguin Classics, 2010

Bo 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 ...
  
  











  



  
Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West (Modern Library Classics)
Wallace Stegner

Modern Library, 2002

Nominated 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 ...
  
  











  



  
Crossing to Safety (Modern Library Classics)
Wallace Earle Stegner

Modern Library, 2002

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 ...
  
  











  



  
All the Little Live Things (Contemporary American Fiction)
Wallace Stegner

Penguin Books, 1991

Joe Allston, the retired literary agent of Stegner's National Book Award-winning novel, The Spectator Bird , returns in this disquieting and keenly observed novel. Scarred by the senseless death of their son and baffled by the engulfing chaos of the 1960s, Allston and his wife, Ruth, have left the coast for a California retreat. And although their new home looks like Eden, it also has serpents: Jim Peck, a messianic exponent of drugs, yoga, ...
  
  











  



  
By Stegner Wallace - Angle of Repose (Contemporary American Fiction) (Reprint) (4/15/92)
Stegner Wallace

Penguin, 1992
  
  











  



  
The Ox-Bow Incident (Modern Library Classics)
Walter Van Tilburg Clark

Modern Library, 2004

Set in 1885, The Ox-Bow Incident is a searing and realistic portrait of frontier life and mob violence in the American West. First published in 1940, it focuses on the lynching of three innocent men and the tragedy that ensues when law and order are abandoned. The result is an emotionally powerful, vivid, and unforgettable re-creation of the Western novel, which Clark transmuted into a universal story about good and evil, individual and ...
  
  











  



  
Angle of Repose
Wallace Stegner

Vintage, 2014

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, ...
  
  











  



  
The Spectator Bird (Penguin Classics)
Wallace Stegner

Penguin Classics, 2010

Joe Allston is a 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, had not been his choice. He passes through life as a spectator. A postcard from a friend causes Allston to return to the journals of a trip he had taken years ...
  
  











  



  
Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West
Wallace Stegner

Penguin Books, 1992

In this book 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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons (Penguin Classics)
John Wesley Powell

Penguin Classics, 2003

One of the great works of American exploration literature, this account of a scientific expedition forced to survive famine, attacks, mutiny, and some of the most dangerous rapids known to man remains as fresh and exciting today as it was in 1874. The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons , recently ranked number four on Adventure magazine’s list of top 100 classics, is legendary pioneer John Wesley Powell’s first-person ...
  
  











  



  
Great American Short Stories

Dell, 1985

Great American Short Stories
  
  











  



  
Crossing to Safety: A Novel
Wallace Stegner

Penguin Books, 1987

Crossing to Safety: A Novel
  
  











  



  
The World Split Open: Great Authors on How and Why We Write (A Literary Arts Reader)
Margaret Atwood, Wallace Stegner, ...

Tin House Books, 2014

Since 1984, Literary Arts has welcomed many of the world’s most renowned authors and storytellers to its stage for one of the country’s largest lectures series. Sold-out crowds congregate at Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall to hear these writers’ discuss their work and their thoughts on the trajectory of contemporary literature and culture. In celebration of Literary Arts’ 30-year anniversary, A Literary Arts Readers collects ...
  
  











  



  
Marking the Sparrow's Fall: The Making of the American West
Wallace Stegner

Holt Paperbacks, 1999

Winner of three O. Henry Awards, the Commonwealth Gold Medal, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Kirsch Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement, Wallace Stegner was a literary giant. In Marking the Sparrow's Fall, the first collection of Stegner's work published since his death, Stegner's son Page has collected, annotated, and edited fifteen essays that have never before been published in any edition, as well as a little-known ...
  
  











  



  
Collected Stories (Penguin Classics)
Wallace Stegner

Penguin Classics, 2006

In 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.
  
  











  



  
Remembering Laughter
Wallace Stegner

Penguin Books, 1996

Margaret 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 ...
  
  











  



  
Recapitulation
Wallace Stegner

Penguin Books, 1997

The moving sequel to the bestselling Big Rock Candy Mountain . Bruce Mason returns to Salt Lake City not for his aunt's funeral, but to encounter after forty-five years the place he fled in bitterness. A successful statesman and diplomat, Mason had buried his awkward and lonely childhood, sealed himself off from the thrills and torments of adolescence to become a figure who commanded international respect. But the realities of the present ...
  
  











  



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

Penguin Classics, 2000

Wallace 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. This Twentieth-Century Classics edition includes a new introductory essay by ...
  
  











  



  
The Gathering of Zion: The Story of the Mormon Trail
Wallace Stegner

Bison Books, 1992

Pulitzer 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 .
  
  











  



  
The Women on the Wall
Wallace Stegner

University of Nebraska Press, 1981

Written during World War II and its immediate aftermath, the eighteen stories of The Women on the Wall move from women to war and back again, but it is the women who remain central. There are Alma, a war bride who runs a farm better than the neighbor men; Lucy, a former WAAF, working through college; Tamsen, who keeps her husband drunk so she can do as she pleases; and the women on the wall, who, with nothing to do but wait for their husbands ...
  
  











  








   



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