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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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Angle of Repose (Penguin Classics)
Wallace Stegner

Penguin Classics, 2000

Stegner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of personal, historical, and geographic discovery   Confined to a wheelchair, retired historian Lyman Ward sets out to write his grandparents' remarkable story, chronicling their days spent carving civilization into the surface of America's western frontier. But his research reveals even more about his own life than he's willing to admit. What emerges is an enthralling portrait of four generations ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



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

Penguin, 1992
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Great American Short Stories

Dell, 1985

Great American Short Stories
  
  











  



  
Crossing to Safety: A Novel
Wallace Stegner

Penguin Books, 1987
  
  











  



  
On Teaching and Writing Fiction
Wallace Stegner

Penguin Books, 2002

Wallace Stegner founded the acclaimed Stanford Writing Program-a program whose alumni include such literary luminaries as Larry McMurtry, Robert Stone, and Raymond Carver. Here Lynn Stegner brings together eight of Stegner's previously uncollected essays-including four never-before-published pieces -on writing fiction and teaching creative writing. In this unique collection he addresses every aspect of fiction writing-from the writer's vision ...
  
  











  



  
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, ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Wolf Willow: A History, a Story, and a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier (Penguin 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 ...
  
  











  



  
Mormon Country (Second Edition)
Wallace Stegner

Bison Books, 2003

Where others saw only sage, a salt lake, and a great desert, the Mormons saw their “lovely Deseret,” a land of lilacs, honeycombs, poplars, and fruit trees. Unwelcome in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois, they migrated to the dry lands between the Rockies and the Sierra Nevada to establish Mormon country, a wasteland made green. Like the land the Mormons settled, their habits stood in stark contrast to the frenzied recklessness of the American ...
  
  











  



  
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 World Split Open: Great Writers 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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Sound of Mountain Water
Wallace Stegner

Penguin Books, 1997

The essays, memoirs, letters, and speeches in this volume were written over a period of twenty-five years, a time in which the West witnessed rapid changes to its cultural and natural heritage, and Wallace Stegner emerged as an important conservationist and novelist. This collection is divided into two sections: the first features eloquent sketches of the West's history and environment, directing our imagination to the sublime beauty of such ...
  
  











  








   



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