Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

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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.

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The 552nd 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 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  4. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)

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