I had not read anything by this author, but I will again soon. Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner, is a wonderful read. It is slow paced, thoughtful and relaxing. It is, I think, really a commentary on marriage...What makes it work? What makes it fail? For my next Stegner book? Another reader has recommended Crossing to Safety, and my plan is to read this.
7 books I've been meaning to read (that I'm crossing off the list in 2015).
This touching, uplifting novel spans decades of loyalty, anger, regret, and love in the lives of the Chance family. A father whose dreams of glory on a baseball field are shattered by a mill accident. A mother who clings obsessively to religion as a ward against the darkest hour of her past. Four brothers who come of age during the seismic upheavals of the sixties and who each choose their own way to deal with what the world has become.
Roman angel This reminds me of Munger's Cemetery in Chicago, South of Irving Park Road, a Catholic cemetery with another non-Catholic cemetery just north of Irving Park Road there, both with statuary, west of Sheridan Road toward Clark Street. The Victorians used to even picnic in cemeteries to enjoy the art!