Angle of Repose

Angle of Repose


An iconic novel of the American West — a deeply moving narrative of one family and the traditions of the past

Lyman Ward is a retired professor of history and author of books about the Western frontier, who returns to his ancestral home of Grass Valley, California, in the Sierra Nevada. Living with a debilitating bone disease, he embarks on a search of monumental proportions, as he strives to rediscover the life of his grandmother – now long dead – who made her own journey to Grass Valley nearly a hundred years earlier. But as he explores his grandmother's history, Lyman's great quest also leads him deep into the dark shadows of his own life.

Winner of the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Angle of Repose is Wallace Stegner’s masterpiece and a fascinating glimpse into frontier-era America.

With an Introduction by JACKSON J. BENSON

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Wallace Stegner

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