Wallace Stegner’s uniquely American classic centers on Lyman Ward, a noted historian, who relates a fictionalized biography of his pioneer grandparents at a time when he has become estranged from his own family. Through a combination of research, memory, and exaggeration, Ward voices ideas concerning the relationship between history and the present, art and life, parents and children, husbands and wives. Like other great quests in literature, Lyman Ward’s investigation leads him deep into the dark shadows of his own life. The result is a deeply moving novel that, through the prism of one family, illuminates the American present against the fascinating background of its past.
Set in many parts of the West, Angle of Repose is a story of discovery—personal, historical, and geographical—that endures as Wallace Stegner’s masterwork, an illumination of yesterday’s reality that speaks to today’s.
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A brilliant book read by a skillful and engaging narrator.
Great book. Great narrator.
I tried to read the print edition of this book and just couldn't get into it. But the audiobook brought it to life. The narrator was superb as the voice of the author. One of the best audiobooks I've listened to. If you've ever thought about reading "Angle of Repose", I'd urge you to go for the audiobook.
ANGLE OF REPOSE
My book club read this book many years ago. I still think about it and would recommend it to any man or women . Forever more, I think of the people and their families that gave up their lives, trying to dig a dream.