“You can plan all you want to. You can lie in your morning bed and fill whole notebooks with schemes and intentions. But within a single afternoon, within hours or minutes, everything you plan and everything you have fought to make yourself can be undone as a slug is undone when salt is poured on him. And right up to the moment when you find yourself dissolving into foam you can still believe you are doing fine.”  ― Wallace Stegner, Crossing to Safety

Wallace Stegner - American novelist, short story writer, environmentalist, and historian.

The Art of Fiction No. 118 Manuscript Wallace Stegner

Wallace Stegner, The Art of Fiction No. 118

Wallace Stegner, The Art of Fiction No.

Crossing to Safety (Penguin Modern Classics): Amazon.co.uk: Wallace Stegner, Jane Smiley: 9780141394954: Books

Crossing to Safety (Penguin Modern Classics): Amazon.co.uk: Wallace Stegner, Jane Smiley: 9780141394954: Books

All the Wild That Remains : Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West (Reprint) (Paperback)

All the Wild That Remains : Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West (Reprint) (Paperback)

Wallace Stegner Creative Writing Fellowships at Stanford University: Applications Close 1 December

Wallace Stegner Creative Writing Fellowships at Stanford University: Applications Close 1 December

Wallace Stegner in his writing studio in the Los Altos Hills, California.

Wallace Stegner in his writing studio in copyright Leo Holub, courtesy the Estate of Leo Holub. Son Eric Holub grants permission to run with upcoming story on teardown of Stegner studio.

Angle of Repose, Wallace Stegner. This sweeping novel is really a commentary on marriage: what makes it work? What makes it fail? It's slow-paced and thoughtful, but easy to get caught up in. That being said, if you want to read Wallace Stegner, start with Crossing to Safety. It's my favorite book of the YEAR so far, and that's saying a lot.

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Angle of Repose, Wallace Stegner. This sweeping novel is really a commentary on marriage: what makes it work? It's slow-paced and thoughtful, but easy to get caught up in.

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Federal Reserve Bank and Medical Arts Bldg

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