A semi-autobiographical novel by Wallace Stegner which gained broad literary acclaim and commercial popularity. In Crossing to Safety, Stegner explores the mysteries of friendship, and it extends Stegner's distinguished body of work that had already earned him a Pulitzer Prize. Publishers Weekly described the novel as "an eloquent, wise and immensely moving narrative," and "a meditation on the idealism and spirit of youth, when the world is full of promise, and on the blows and compromises life inevitably inflicts." The narrator, Larry Morgan, and his wife, Sally, settle in to their new home in Madison, Wisconsin, as Larry begins a term teaching creative writing at the university's English department. They soon befriend another couple, Sid and Charity Lang, and learn of Sid's ambition to succeed as a writer. As their careers mature, they take different paths, but they spend much of their time together on summer vacations in the small Vermont town where Charity's family has been coming for decades. Stegner's powerful but unassuming narrative traces the bond that develops between the Langs and the Morgans from their first meeting in 1937 through their eventual separation on the occasion of Charity's death from cancer.
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Book Description FRANKLIN LIBRARY., 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0394562216
Book Description FRANKLIN LIBRARY., 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110394562216