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Angle of Repose

Angle of Repose

Author: Wallace Stegner

Year Published: 1971

Description: Lauded for its vivid descriptions of America's western landscape and work life, the Pulitzer prize-winning novel Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner tells the story of Lyman Ward, a history professor, detached father and fiercely independent person with a degenerative disease who, upon retirement, immerses himself in researching and writing about his grandparents' lives as pioneers. In so doing, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery as well, examining his own failed marriage against that of his grandparents, whose union also faced considerable struggles as they set out to build a life on the frontier.

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'You'll do what you think you want to do, or what you think you ought to do. If you're very lucky, luckier than anybody I know, the two will coincide.'

Angle of Repose

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