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Wallace Stegner

Wallace Stegner (1909-1993) was the author of, among other novels, Remembering Laughter, 1937; The Big Rock Candy Mountain, 1943; Joe Hill, 1950; All the Little Live Things, 1967 (Commonwealth Club Gold Medal); A Shooting Star, 1961; Angle of Repose, 1971 (Pulitzer Prize); The Spectator Bird, 1976 (National Book Award, 1977); Recapitulation, 1979; and Crossing to Safety, 1987. His nonfiction includes Beyond the Hundredth Meridian, 1954; Wolf Willow, 1963; The Sound of Mountain Water (essays), 1969; The Uneasy Chair: A Biography of Bernard DeVoto, 1974; and Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West (1992). Three...

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All the Little Live Things
Written by Wallace Stegner
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | December 1991
$16.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-015441-2 (0-14-015441-8)

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... Read more






American Places
Written by Wallace Stegner and Page Stegner
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 2006
$16.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-303974-7 (0-14-303974-1)

A book about America by one of the greatest writers of the American West

"This book is an attempt, by sampling, to say something about how the American people and the American land have interacted, how they have shaped one another; what patterns of life, with what chances of continuity, have arisen... Read more






Angle of Repose
Written by Wallace Stegner
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2014
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-1-101-87276-5 (1-101-87276-4)

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...

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Beyond the Hundredth Meridian
Written by Wallace Stegner
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | March 1992
$18.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-015994-3 (0-14-015994-0)

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... Read more






The Big Rock Candy Mountain
Written by Wallace Stegner, Introduction by Robert Stone
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 2010
$18.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310578-7 (0-14-310578-7)

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... Read more






The Big Rock Candy Mountain
Written by Wallace Stegner
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | March 1991
$18.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-013939-6 (0-14-013939-7)

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... Read more






Collected Stories (Stegner, Wallace)
Written by Wallace Stegner, Introduction by Lynn Stegner
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 2006
$18.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-303979-2 (0-14-303979-2)

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... Read more






Crossing to Safety
Written by Wallace Stegner, Afterword by T.H. Watkins, Introduction by Terry Tempest Williams
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2002
$17.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75931-4 (0-375-75931-X)

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... Read more






The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons
Written by John Wesley Powell, Introduction by Wallace Stegner
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | May 2003
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-243752-0 (0-14-243752-2)

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... Read more






Great American Short Stories
Edited by Wallace Stegner and Mary Stegner
Dell | Paperback | October 1985
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-33060-8 (0-440-33060-2)

An outstanding collection chronicling the growth of the american short story from humorous legend to powerful contempory fiction. Read more






Joe Hill
Written by Wallace Stegner
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | September 1990
$17.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-013941-9 (0-14-013941-9)

Blending fact with fiction, Wallace Stegner retells the story of Joe Hill—the Wobbly bard who became the stuff of legend when, in 1915, he was executed for the alleged murder of a Salt Lake City businessman. Organizer, agitator, "Labor's Songster"—a rebel from the skin inwards, with an absolute faith in the... Read more






On Teaching and Writing Fiction
Written by Wallace Stegner, Edited by Lynn Stegner, Foreword by Lynn Stegner
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | December 2002
$15.00/16.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-200147-9 (0-14-200147-3)

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... Read more






The Ox-Bow Incident
Written by Walter Van Tilburg Clark, Introduction by Wallace Stegner
Modern Library | Paperback | April 2004
$7.95/10.45(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7258-0 (0-8129-7258-9)

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... Read more






The Ox-Bow Incident
Written by Walter Van Tilburg Clark, Introduction by Wallace Stegner
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | March 2001
$14.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75702-0 (0-375-75702-3)

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... Read more






Recapitulation
Written by Wallace Stegner
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | November 1997
$16.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-026673-3 (0-14-026673-9)

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...

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Remembering Laughter
Written by Wallace Stegner
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | November 1996
$14.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-025240-8 (0-14-025240-1)

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... Read more






A Shooting Star
Written by Wallace Stegner
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | November 1996
$17.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-025241-5 (0-14-025241-X)

Sabrina Castro, an attractive woman with a strong New England heritage, is married to a wealthy, older California physician who no longer fulfills her dreams. An almost accidental misstep leads her down the slow descent of moral disintegration, until there is no place for her to go but up and out... Read more






The Sound of Mountain Water
Written by Wallace Stegner
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | November 1997
$17.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-026674-0 (0-14-026674-7)

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... Read more






The Spectator Bird
Written by Wallace Stegner
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 21, 2017
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-525-43187-9 (0-525-43187-X)

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The Spectator Bird
Written by Wallace Stegner, Introduction by Jane Smiley
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 2010
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310579-4 (0-14-310579-5)

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... Read more






Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs
Written by Wallace Stegner, Afterword by T.H. Watkins
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2002
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75932-1 (0-375-75932-8)

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... Read more






Wolf Willow
Written by Wallace Stegner, Introduction by Page Stegner
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | December 2000
$16.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-118501-9 (0-14-118501-5)

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... Read more





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