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Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Angle of Repose tells the story of Lyman Ward, 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. Wheelchair-bound with a crippling bone disease and dependent on others for his every need, Ward is nonetheless embarking on a search of monumental proportions — to rediscover his grandmother, now long dead, who made her own journey to Grass Valley nearly a hundred years earlier. Like other great quests in literature, Lyman Ward's investigation leads him deep into the dark shadows of his own life. - Publisher
First published in 1971


The 217th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. 82nd on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  2. Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
  3. The 75 Books Every Man Should Read ()


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