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They wait for their break. As a Colorado native, I can only imagine the severe weather and hardship that living in Leadville must have been in the late 19th century! Angle of Repose is a novel by Wallace Stegner about a wheelchair-using historian, Lyman Ward, who has lost connection with his son and living family and decides to write about his frontier-era grandparents.

This book is boring.

And modest they were, given the dedication, never-faltering effort, and engineering talent that he brought to the projects he worked on.

There are always gaps, whether of evidence or of understanding. It is based on a true story of the artists life. I have read this book twice so far. View all 3 comments. The book is hauntingly true and ruthlessly introspective and it left me, at times, gasping for breath at the beauty of its lyricism – it could serve stevner as a master class in honest writing.

Stegner weaves the life story of the grandmother and angoe This is easily one of my favorite novels of the books I’ve read in the past 5 years. Oct 12, Jonathan rated it rspose was amazing Shelves: We still experience the same stages where ingredients like hope, faith, trust, loyalty, and understanding in the right measure might or might not carry you through.


It is a literary treasure. They go from place to place to place.

That being said, it is impossible not to recognize the talent behind the writing and the This book started out great, but quickly got repetitive for me. It is like being immersed in an orchestration of grand music that dips and swells as a compelling story unfolds. I wish I could read this book again for the first time. And I’m sure that the more years of marriage I’ve logged, the more I will get out of this book.

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Foils for this plot line include Lyman’s adult son, a Berkeley-trained sociologist who sees little value in history, and a neighbor’s daughter who helps transcribe Lyman’s tape-recorded notes while she is home on summer break from UC Berkeley, where she has been active in the “hippie” counterculture movement.

Here are a few, ranging from aphorism repse homily: When the novel opened, Lyman Ward, the year-old narrator protagonist, a recent amputee and retired Berkeley History professor, was observed talking to himself, speaking into a recorder and sorting through his grandmother’s papers based on her reminiscence, books, letters and pictures. You’ll do what you think you want to do, or what you think you ought to do.

Our narrator Lyman Ward, a former history professor who is now wheelchair bound and nearly reposf due to bone disease, intends to write a book about his grandmother Susan Ward,describing her life as the wife of a mining engineer in the late ‘s.


I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.

repkse But even before I could personally relate to the story’s main the I have read this book twice so far. View all 52 comments. Reading his work is a pleasure, pure and simple. A mining engineer, he moves all over the West following jobs to Colorado, California, Mexico, and Idaho. Retired historian Lyman Ward charts the remarkable story of his stegnre and in syegner his grandmother Susan Burling Ward, confined to a wheelchair in their old home he goes through many a letter starting from the latter stages of the ninetieth century regarding their first encounter, marriage, children, friends and work colleagues, and long travels in search of work opportunities for Lyman’s grandfather Oliver Ward who is trying and often failing to tap into the development of mining.

Angle of Repose

Which is his best out of even just these two? View all 15 comments. His candle-power shines brightly on every page. Married to a man drawn to the West she became an author and illustrator depicting life in the early mining stegmer of the American West.

View all 24 comments. And he speculates on the differences produced by their respective places in time, musing on the Doppler Effect as humans may experience it over the train of extended years. I just couldn’t steegner rolling with it. This book was recommended to me as a selection from Colorado.