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Wallace Stegners Salt Lake City

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Wallace Stegner (1909–1993) was born near Lake Mills, Iowa, and grew up in Saskatchewan, Canada; Great Falls, Montana; and Salt Lake City. He spent nearly twenty years in Salt Lake, from 1921 to 1937, and attended East High School and the University of Utah. He later taught at the University of Wisconsin, Harvard, and Stanford.
As he was later to say in his essay 'At Home
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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published August 16th 2007 by University of Utah Press
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Missy
This book is interesting so far. I really enjoyed one of Wallace Stegner's books years ago in a book club, "Crossing to Safety". He really loved Salt Lake City and lived there for a good portion of his life, choosing it over other cities in the US. He was not Mormon, but had a great respect for the Mormon people and way of life as well as their city. The information about Stegner and Salt Lake is good, but I have also enjoyed browsing the many photographs in the back of the book of Old Salt Lake ...more
Helen
JANICE AND DICK GAVE ME THIS BOOK AND BEING A STEGNER FAN I ENJOYED. IT INCLUDES SOME OF HIS WORDS ABOUT SALT LAKE CITY WHERE HE GREW UP AND LATER TAUGHT AT THE "U". THE MOST INTERESTING PART (AS I HAD READ THOSE WORDS BUT DID LOVE READING THEM AGAIN) WAS LOOKING AT THE GREAT PICTURES FROM STEGNER'S TIME IN SALT LAKE---PICTURES OF EAST HIGH AND THE "U", PICTURES OF DOWNTOWN SALT LAKE, A WOMAN DRIVING BY THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION IN A 3Os CONVERTIBLE, PICTURES JUST A BIT EARLIER THAN MY TIME BUT WIT ...more
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