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    Books like this are why I read Despite some dark passages it’s a delight to read and I’m adding it as one of my all tim

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    Does it seem ironic that a book I’ve awarded a full pentad of stars is also the cause of great frustration? Not when I tell you that my problem has nothing to do with the novel itself but rather in conjuring the right words to do it justice You see every account I run through my head makes it sound boring than it is I

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    There are some books that seem to have tiny leaks in their spines and covers and pages and release almost unnoticeable misty smoky particles of their story – well not so much their story but the mood that is created by the story – out into the “real” world And when reading these books you find – or at least I find I should shift my point of reference to me not you that I am seeing things in my daily routine through a sort of clou

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    Seen in geological perspective we are fossils in the making to be buried and eventually exposed again for the puzzlement

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    A Lost WorldOnce upon a time there was an American Republican President named Eisenhower Ike wasn’t a very smart man but he was not an evil man He didn’t like the way the world was run not even in his own country But he remained calm in his politics and civil to his political opponents He set an example People felt safe around other pe

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    The narrator of this novel Larry Morgan at one point says to his wife “But if I’m going to set the literary world on fire the only way to do it is to rub one word against the other” Not only did Wallace Stegner likely set the literary world on fire with this book he set me on fire Can you imagine reading an entire book about the long friendship between two couples and being left gasping at the end longing for ?The

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    How do you make a book that anyone will read out of lives as uiet as these?Stegner did it We follow two married couples from their bright eyed 1930s youth to their retirement years There's no razzle dazzle no shocks or mysteries no scandals or horrors Their hurts are subtle and familiarThe writing is solid and reflective and downright beautifulI found the story to be mostly about acceptance Loving people even when you d

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    How STRANGE I assumed based on the endless 5 star ratings out there for this book that it was going to be a slam dunk for meBut this book which is the story of two couples Larry and his wife Sally and their friends Sid and

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    Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed; if we permit the last virgin forests to be turned into comic books and plastic cigarette cases —Wallace StegnerAs with A Gentleman in Moscow and The Heart's Invisible Furies the inescapable popularity of this book on Goodreads was the white flash of a rabbit's tail that first caught my eye Then as I dipped into the lavish reviews it bec

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    The warm shudders I experienced as I sank into each night with this book on my lap the stunning imagery of diminished time against an unchanging landscape and the uiet story of academic couples faced with tragedy m

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review ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ñ Wallace Stegner

Two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin it is a work of uiet majesty deep compassion and powerful insight into the alchemy of friendship and marria. How do you make a book that anyone will read out of lives as uiet as theseStegner did it We follow two married couples from their bright eyed 1930s youth to their retirement years There s no razzle dazzle no shocks or mysteries no scandals or horrors Their hurts are subtle and familiarThe writing is solid and reflective and downright beautifulI found the story to be mostly about acceptance Loving people even when you don t like them Finding satisfaction in life even when your plans fall through Not settling not feeling trapped or resentful but just learning to be OK with your life and appreciating what you have instead of wasting your life obsessing over what you don t have A curiously ordinary yet elusive concept

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Crossing to Safety

Called a magnificently crafted story brimming with wisdom by Howard Frank Mosher in The Washington Post Book World Crossing to Safety has since its publica. There are some books that seem to have tiny leaks in their spines and covers and pages and release almost unnoticeable misty smoky particles of their story well not so much their story but the mood that is created by the story out into the real world And when reading these books you find or at least I find I should shift my point of reference to me not you that I am seeing things in my daily routine through a sort of cloud that at first I don t recognize but then suddenly it dawns on me that it s from the book I m reading My dreams are affected my relationships are affected my perception of self is affected and my writing style and speaking style change all because of the fumes from this book seepage And Crossing to Safety has seepage This is a book about a lifestyle that I really can t relate to But yet now I ve been to these well orchestrated family picnics at Battell Pond the Vermont compound belonging to Charity Lang s family I ve ridden in the back of the Marmon with the coolers full of steaks for the grills And I walked the hundred mile back roads behind the horse named Wizard wondering if there were two stashes of tea in his pack I even went to Florence back when you could just waltz into the Uffizi without standing in hour long lines constantly being approached by brella salesmen I spent time in an iron lung with my dearest friend by my side assuring me that life was worth living even though I wished it was over But most of all what this gaseous cloud of literary filter did for me was to confirm that good and bad make the whole that friends husbands children and oh yes don t forget myself all can have insufferable habits be full of faults clearly be imperfect but without these bad ualities they would not be the people we love Here s the uote from the book that illustrates this best After spending a lovely day in the Tuscan countryside that ends with rescuing an Italian worker from a horrible accident and transporting him back to his village with a crushed bleeding hand Larry asks Sally When you remember today what will you remember best the spring countryside and the company of friends or Piero s Christ and that workman with the mangled hand She thought a minute All of it she said it wouldn t be complete or real if you left out any part of it would it Go to the head of the class I saidThis is a move to the top of your list book The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears in The Washington Post Book World Crossing to Safety has since Robs Shiny Dumptruck its publica. 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review ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ñ Wallace Stegner

Tion in 1987 established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century Tracing the lives loves and aspirations of. The narrator of this novel Larry Morgan at one point says to his wife But if I m going to set the literary world on fire the only way to do it is to rub one word against the other Not only did Wallace Stegner likely set the literary world on fire with this book he set me on fire Can you imagine reading an entire book about the long friendship between two couples and being left gasping at the end longing for The characters in this book primarily Larry and his wife Sally and their friends Sid and Charity Lang have personalities that are indelibly etched in my heart I know these people not just from the outside but because parts of each one are or have been parts of me too at one point or another in my life At the very least I was definitely them and they were me during the course of reading this bookThe places I have never been that are described in this book are places as familiar to me now as they would be had I grown up there The trees the smells the weather changes the variants in the sky I know them all intimately from reading this bookWallace Stegner does not need plot devices at all to draw his readers in close enough to live in the book I don t know how he does it but he does with wit with compassion with understanding and with careI definitely want to read of Mr Stegner s writing this year This book was a lovely gift to myself and I plan to repeat the action over the coming months I also highly recommend that everyone gift themselves with at least a couple of Wallace Stegner s novels this year if at all possible