Search Results: "Lynn Stegner"


BOOK REVIEW

PIPERS AT THE GATES OF DAWN by Lynn Stegner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"Carefully, even gracefully written, but the Stegner's people are either soapy or overfamiliar."
Stegner (Fata Morgana, not reviewed, etc.) offers three linked novellas depicting life in the small, set-in-its-ways town of Harrow, Vermont. Read full book review >

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LYNN VISIBLE by Julia DeVillers
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Lynn's kooky optimism and enthusiasm for her work give this book a funny, inspiring vibe that young fashion enthusiasts should enjoy. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Lynn's unique personal style makes her stand out in all the wrong ways at her small-town high school. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Admirers of Stegner's work will find this a useful but uninspired companion. (photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A thorough if somewhat detached life of the dean of Western American letters. Read full book review >

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LYNN AND JOE by Lynn Danielle Sugayan
NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2013

"An engaging story of a mother, divorcee, dancer, poet and student looking to find peace."
A woman's memoir of her journey from bad marriages to independence and love. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A collection that doesn't quite live up to its promise."
Middling anthology of writing about the American West, focusing on regional identity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"A shoddy piece of work full of self-satisfied platitudes that bespeak an absolutist worldview not open to debate."
Book reviews dressed up as essays; slipshod polemic dressed up as scholarly discourse. Read full book review >

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THE GEOGRAPHY OF HOPE by Page Stegner
Released: June 27, 1996

"More than a few of the uninitiated, and doubtless the old guard as well, will be reaching for one of Stegner's 30-odd books after reading these collected appreciations."
An uneven collection of tributes to Wallace Stegner— meticulous novelist, historian, chronicler of the American West, wilderness advocate—edited by his son, Page (Outposts of Eden, 1989, etc.), and wife, Mary. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1964

"Concerned with how the West—not how the Faith—was won, the author manages to reconstruct another historical chapter of the American Frontier story— undistinguished but interesting in its place."
The American West was settled by many hardy types, pioneers in search of freer land, economic betterment, or adventure; but it was only the Mormons who set out with the promise of eternal life. Read full book review >

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THE CITY OF THE LIVING by Wallace Stegner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 1956

"Stegner makes an efficient- if not outstanding- use of this medium- seldom one to attract the full strength public of the full length book."
A sheaf of short stories, eight in all, are undercut by the realities of poverty, death, and acceptance of the immutable facts which only experience can teach, a moment of sudden recognition. Read full book review >

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ONE NATION by Wallace Stegner
Released: Sept. 25, 1945

"He treads on lots of toes — but — in the brevity of the book — may reach many hearts."
This is a Life on America prize winner, which may give it one boost over the hurdle that it is "another book about our minority problem". Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1992

"Absolutely worthwhile, but highly charged only here and there."
Western Americana and literary history by the Pulitzer-winning novelist. Read full book review >

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CROSSING TO SAFETY by Wallace Stegner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 1987

"In all, less moving as a whole piece than highly remarkable for the fine penetration and achievement of some of its moments."
Stegner takes a long look back—at four decades of a foursome's life—in a novel that at moments is beguiling, though at others it labors for its theme. Read full book review >