Title: Angle of Repose
Authors: Stegner, Wallace
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 632
Year: 1971
Language: English
Description: Historian Lyman Ward finds the perfect project for his early retirement: writing the biography of his grandparents Susan and Oliver Ward, pioneers of the American West. As Lyman carefully excavates their relationship and challenges, his own life and marriage in California are also laid bare.

Beautiful natural imagery, complex characters and the rich detail of American history come together in this literary treasure, a Pulitzer prize winning novel as deeply satisfying today as it was when it was first published in 1971.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"One of the most outstanding books I have ever read."

If you enjoyed 'Crossing to Safety', then this one is for you. It's big, but is strong and dynamic."

"Very long - 632 pages - groups will need plenty of time to read it."

"This is a fantastic book giving real insight into life in the USA in the latter part of the 19th Century."

"A long read, but at no stage did I feel it was too long. In fact I was disappointed when I finished read it. I cared about the characters and to what happened to them. Just wonderful!"

"A satisfying literary page-turner for readers who enjoy literary works."

Categories: Fiction, Big Read, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Family Saga, Historical, Letters/Diaries, Love story, Morals/Ethics, Relationships, Social commentary/perspectives, America, 2018 Titles


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