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CROSSING TO SAFETY

Stegner, Wallace

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ISBN 10: 0394562003 / ISBN 13: 9780394562001
Published by Franklin Library, 1987, 1987
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SIGNED, LIMITED FIRST EDITION. The Signed First Edition Society. 289 pages, illustrations by William Low. Blue leather binding, raised bands on the spine, with gold decorations and titles All edges are gilt, marbled end papers. Fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 090603GG

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Title: CROSSING TO SAFETY

Publisher: Franklin Library, 1987

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Called a “magnificently crafted story . . . brimming with wisdom” by Howard Frank Mosher in The Washington Post Book World, Crossing to Safety has, since its publication 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 two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin, it is a work of quiet majesty, deep compassion, and powerful insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage.
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It's deceptively simple: two bright young couples meet during the Depression and form an instant and lifelong friendship. "How do you make a book that anyone will read out of lives as quiet as these?" Larry Morgan, a successful novelist and the narrator of the story, poses that question many years after he and his wife, Sally, have befriended the vibrant, wealthy, and often troubled Sid and Charity Lang. "Where is the high life, the conspicuous waste, the violence, the kinky sex, the death wish?" It's not here. What is here is just as fascinating, just as compelling, as touching, and as tragic.

Crossing to Safety is about loyalty and survival in its most everyday form--the need to create bonds and the urge to tear them apart. Thirty-four years after their first meeting, when Larry and Sally are called back to the Langs' summer home in Vermont, it's as if for a final showdown. How has this friendship defined them? What is its legacy? Stegner offer answers in those small, perfectly rendered moments that make up lives "as quiet as these"--and as familiar as our own. --Sara Nickerson

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