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Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
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Jun 03, 08

bookshelves: fiction
Recommended to Ellen by: Mom, Jamie
Read in May, 2008

This was an amazing book. It begins as the story of a disabled man embarking on a project to write about and understand his grandmother's life. His grandmother was an artist and a woman of culture who married a mining engineer and lived with him in the 19th century American West through numerous adventures and heart-rending disappointments. Stegner's writing is beautiful, and the climax of the book, when Susan's story collides with her grandson's in an unexpected way, was riveting. This is what I expect from Pulitzer Prize winning literature.

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