Saturday, February 1, 2014

Favorite Author: Wallace Stegner

Wallace Stegner (1909 to 1993) was an American historian, novelist, and short story writer, best known for writing about the American West. He founded the creative writing program at Stanford. He wrote 37 books of history, memoir, general non-fiction, short stories, and novels.

When I read Stegner's novels, I love them. But years go by when I forget to read any of his books, so I want to be more intentional about working through his novels, at least.  It looks like it will be hard to find some of his earlier works

Those I have read are in red; those on my TBR shelf are in blue.


Remembering Laughter (1937)
The Potter's House (1938; out of print)
On a Darkling Plain (1940; out of print)
Fire and Ice (1941; out of print)
The Big Rock Candy Mountain (1943)
Second Growth (1947)
The Preacher and the Slave (1950; reissued as Joe Hill: A Biographical Novel)
A Shooting Star (1961)
All the Little Live Things (1967)
Angle of Repose (1971; winner of the Pulitzer Prize)
The Spectator Bird (1976; winner of the National Book Award; reviewed here)
Recapitulation (1979)
Crossing to Safety (1987; on the Modern Library's Top 100 list)


If you would like your reviews of Stegner books or other Stegner-related posts listed here, please leave a comment with a link and I will add it. 

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