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The novel tells the story of Lyman Ward, a retired professor of history and author of books about the Western frontier, who returns to his ancestral ...Show synopsisThe novel tells the story of Lyman Ward, a retired professor of history and author of books about the Western frontier, who returns to his ancestral home in the Sierra Nevada. Wheelchair-bound with a crippling bone disease, Ward embarks nonetheless on a search to rediscover his grandmother, no long dead, who made her own journey to Grass Valley nearly a hundred years earlier.Hide synopsis
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Description:Good in fair dust jacket. A Taiwanese pirated edition of this...Good in fair dust jacket. A Taiwanese pirated edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, printed from Doubleday's first edition, copyright page has two lines in English followed by 11 lines in Chinese. DJ has shelf wear and tiny tears on edges. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. Audience: General/trade.
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Description:Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 038507882X. Stain to the...Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 038507882X. Stain to the rear cover and spine, else a solid copy in a VG jacket with some general wear, some edge tears. Looks pretty good under Mylar.
This love story beautifully captures the tension between the sophisticated East and the bumptious ever optimistic West during the second half of the nineteenth century. If you want to learn how the western pioneers and opportunists really lived and thought while following the not so easy marriage of ...
Although this is fiction, I learned more about 19th century America, especially the west, than I ever did from history books. It is really two stories in one: The narrator tells us about his life as a middle-aged man in a wheelchair, living alone, fighting to maintain his independence., while at the ...
I have bad news for aspiring writers...the great American novel has already been written. Wallace Stegner is perennially under rated, but no one should miss this sweeping story of a modern man and his ancestors who helped settle the West. It's simply brilliant - each page has language that is stunning ...
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