Where the bluebird sings to the lemonade springs

Where the bluebird sings to the lemonade springs Author Wallace Earle Stegner
ISBN-10 0517124084
Year 1995-06-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Random House Value Pub
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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 the need to protect what remains of the great western wilderness (which Stegner dubs "the geography of hope") to poignant profiles of western writers such as John Steinbeck and Norman Maclean, this collection is a riveting testament to the power of place. At the same time it communicates vividly the sensibility and range of this most gifted of American writers, historians, and environmentalists.

Where the bluebird sings to the lemonade springs

Where the bluebird sings to the lemonade springs Author Wallace Earle Stegner
ISBN-10 UOM:39015029544718
Year 1993
Pages 227
Language en
Publisher Penguin Group USA
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A collection of anecdotal essays makes up the memoirs of an honored writer, conservationist, and teacher as he describes the culture of the West, as well as the region's landscape, literature, and character

Where the bluebird sings to the lemonade springs

Where the bluebird sings to the lemonade springs Author Wallace Earle Stegner
ISBN-10 UOM:39015025286512
Year 1992-03-01
Pages 227
Language en
Publisher Random House Inc
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A collection of anecdotal essays makes up the memoirs of an honored writer, conservationist, and teacher as he describes the culture of the West, as well as the region's landscape, literature, and character. 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs

Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs Author Wallace Stegner
ISBN-10 0375759328
Year 2002
Pages 234
Language en
Publisher
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A collection of anecdotal essays makes up the memoirs of an honored writer, conservationist, and teacher as he describes the culture of the West, as well as the region's landscape, literature, and character. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Collected Stories of Wallace Stegner

Collected Stories of Wallace Stegner Author Wallace Earle Stegner
ISBN-10 0140147748
Year 1990
Pages 525
Language en
Publisher Penguin USA
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Thirty-one stories from each period of the author's career deal with the consistency of the natural world and the disorder and contradictory nature of people

The Sound of Mountain Water

The Sound of Mountain Water Author Wallace Stegner
ISBN-10 9780525435433
Year 2017-08-08
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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Written over a 25-year period, during a time when the West witnessed rapid changes to its cultural and natural heritage, the essays, memoirs, letters and speeches contained in "The Sound of Mountain Water" established Wallace Stegner's reputation as an important conservationist and novelist.

The Spectator Bird

The Spectator Bird Author Wallace Stegner
ISBN-10 9780525431879
Year 2017-03-21
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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This tour-de-force of American literature and a winner of the National Book Award is a profound, intimate, affecting novel from one of the most esteemed literary minds of the last century and a beloved chronicler of the West. Joe Allston is a cantankerous, 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, has not been his choice. He has passed through life as a spectator, before retreating to the woods of California in the 1970s with only his wife, Ruth, by his side. When an unexpected postcard from a long-lost friend arrives, Allston returns to the journals of a trip he has taken years before, a journey to his mother's birth�place where he once sought a link with his past. Uncovering this history floods Allston with memories, both grotesque and poignant, and finally vindicates him of his past and lays bare that Joe Allston has never been quite spectator enough.

Wolf Willow

Wolf Willow Author Wallace Stegner
ISBN-10 9780718197476
Year 2013-05-02
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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'Enchanting, heartrending and eminently enviable' Vladimir Nabokov Pulitzer Prize-winning author Wallace Stegner's boyhood was spent on the beautiful and remote frontier of the Cypress Hills in southern Saskatchewan, where his family homesteaded fro 1914 to 1920. In a recollection of his years there, Stegner applies childhood remembrances and adult reflection to the history of the region to create this wise and enduring portrait of pioneer community existing in the verge of a modern world. 'Stegner has summarized the frontier story and interpreted it as only one who was part of it could' The New York Times Book Review

The Big Rock Candy Mountain

The Big Rock Candy Mountain Author Wallace Stegner
ISBN-10 9780718197452
Year 2013-04-04
Pages 640
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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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 of the American Northwest. In this affecting narrative, Wallace Stegner portrays more than thirty years in the life of the Mason family as they struggle to survive during the lean years of the early twentieth century. Wallace Stegner was the author of, among other works of fiction, Remembering Laughter (1973); 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); Recapitulation (1979); Crossing to Safety (1987); and Collected Stories (1990). 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 (1964); American Places (with Page Stegner, 1981); and Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West (1992). Three short stories have won O.Henry prizes, and in 1980 he received the Robert Kirsch Award from the Los Angeles Times for his lifetime literary achievements.

The Ox Bow Incident

The Ox Bow Incident Author Walter Van Tilburg Clark
ISBN-10 9780307807403
Year 2011-10-12
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Modern Library
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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 powerful, vivid, and unforgettable re-creation of the Western novel, which Clark transmuted into a universal story about good and evil, individual and community, justice and human nature. As Wallace Stegner writes, [Clark's] theme was civilization, and he recorded, indelibly, its first steps in a new country.

All the Little Live Things

All the Little Live Things Author Wallace Stegner
ISBN-10 9780718197513
Year 2013-05-02
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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'Timely and timeless ... Will hold any reader to its last haunting page' Chicago Tribune The early life of Joe Allston, the retired literary agent of Stegner's National Book Award-winning novel, The Spectator Bird, features 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 California retreat. And although their new home looks like Eden, it also has serpents: Jim Peck, a messianic exponent of drugs, yoga and sex; and Marian Catlin, an attractive young woman whose otherworldly innocence is far more appealing - and far more dangerous. 'The Great Gatsby captures the twenties and yet transcends them. All the Little Live Things is a comparable achievement for the sixties ... Stegner's craft is here at an apex' Virginia Quarterly Review

The Gathering of Zion

The Gathering of Zion Author Wallace Earle Stegner
ISBN-10 0803292139
Year 1992
Pages 331
Language en
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Wallace Stegner tells about a thousand-mile migration marked by hardship and sudden death—but unique in American history for its purpose, discipline, and solidarity. Other Bison Books by Wallace Stegner include Mormon Country, Recapitulation, Second Growth, and Women on the Wall.

Crossing to Safety

Crossing to Safety Author Wallace Stegner
ISBN-10 9780141978642
Year 2013-10-03
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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A novel of the friendships and woes of two couples, which tells the story of their lives in lyrical, evocative prose by one of the finest American writers of the late 20th century. When two young couples meet for the first time during the Great Depression, they quickly find they have much in common: Charity Lang and Sally Morgan are both pregnant, while their husbands Sid and Larry both have jobs in the English department at the University of Wisconsin. Immediately a lifelong friendship is born, which becomes increasingly complex as they share decades of love, loyalty, vulnerability and conflict. Written from the perspective of the aging Larry Morgan,Crossing to Safety is a beautiful and deeply moving exploration of the struggle of four people to come to terms with the trials and tragedies of everyday life. With an introduction by Jane Smiley.

Angle of Repose

Angle of Repose Author Wallace Stegner
ISBN-10 9781101872765
Year 2014-11-04
Pages 632
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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Stegner's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is the story of four generations in the life of an American family. A wheelchair-bound retired historian embarks on a monumental quest: to come to know his grandparents, now long dead. The unfolding drama of the story of the American West sets the tone for Stegner's masterpiece.

How Cities Won the West

How Cities Won the West Author Carl Abbott
ISBN-10 0826333125
Year 2008
Pages 347
Language en
Publisher UNM Press
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The author traces the evolution of early frontier towns at the beginning of Western expansion to the thriving urban centers they have become today.