Crossing to Safety

Crossing to Safety thus subtly and almost surreptitiously, takes up issues of class
and conformity while purporting merely to report upon, and in some sense to
eulogize, a valued personal relationship. Stegner's talent for meticulous
discussion ...

Author: Wallace Stegner

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141978643

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A novel of the friendships and woes of two couples, which tells the story of their lives in lyrical, evocative prose by one of the finest American writers of the late 20th century. When two young couples meet for the first time during the Great Depression, they quickly find they have much in common: Charity Lang and Sally Morgan are both pregnant, while their husbands Sid and Larry both have jobs in the English department at the University of Wisconsin. Immediately a lifelong friendship is born, which becomes increasingly complex as they share decades of love, loyalty, vulnerability and conflict. Written from the perspective of the aging Larry Morgan,Crossing to Safety is a beautiful and deeply moving exploration of the struggle of four people to come to terms with the trials and tragedies of everyday life. With an introduction by Jane Smiley.

The End of Your Life Book Club

extraordinary book, Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. Crossing to Safety,
which was first published in 1987, is one of those books I'd always so intended to
read that I spent years pretending not only that I'd actually read it but also that I ...

Author: Will Schwalbe

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307961117

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 768

“What are you reading?” That’s the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of hepatitis. Months later she was diagnosed with a form of advanced pancreatic cancer, which is almost always fatal, often in six months or less. This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a “book club” that brings them together as her life comes to a close. Over the next two years, Will and Mary Anne carry on conversations that are both wide-ranging and deeply personal, prompted by an eclectic array of books and a shared passion for reading. Their list jumps from classic to popular, from poetry to mysteries, from fantastic to spiritual. The issues they discuss include questions of faith and courage as well as everyday topics such as expressing gratitude and learning to listen. Throughout, they are constantly reminded of the power of books to comfort us, astonish us, teach us, and tell us what we need to do with our lives and in the world. Reading isn’t the opposite of doing; it’s the opposite of dying. Will and Mary Anne share their hopes and concerns with each other—and rediscover their lives—through their favorite books. When they read, they aren’t a sick person and a well person, but a mother and a son taking a journey together. The result is a profoundly moving tale of loss that is also a joyful, and often humorous, celebration of life: Will’s love letter to his mother, and theirs to the printed page. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Who Does She Think She Is

American Pastoral, Bastard Out of Carolina, She's Come Undone, The Color
Purple, The Bluest Eye, Notes of a Native Son and all of James Baldwin's
nonfiction; Crossing to Safety; My Brother's Keeper. There are too many favorite
books to ...

Author: Benilde Little

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141654741X

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

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Having turned her family upside-down with her extravagant wedding plans and her rich white fiancé, Aisha Branch unexpectedly falls in love with another man, an event that triggers memories for her mother and grandmother, rekindles family tensions, and forces Aisha to make a difficult choice. By the author of Good Hair and The Itch. Reprint.

Faith In Writing

Friendship and Beauty in the Midst of the Mundane: Reflections on Crossing to
Safety Philip D.Kenneson One of the joys of teaching “Ethics” every other fall
semester at Milligan College is introducing students to the work of Wallace
Stegner, ...

Author: J. E. Knowles

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469154587

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 95

View: 549

Faith in Writing is a Festschrift presented to Jack L. Knowles, Professor Emeritus of English at Milligan College, Tennessee. The essays celebrate refl ections of the life of faith in stories and poems, and the faith that written words can make a difference in our lives.These are the values shared by Jack Knowles and his students, colleagues, and friends over a long career. Contributors write on Anglo-Saxon poetry, Dante, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, Gerard Manley Hopkins, T. S. Eliot, Pearl S. Buck, Wallace Stegner, and writing fi ction in the twenty-fi rst century. Patricia Magness Nathan P. Gilmour Jeffrey J. Knowles Lee Magness E. LeRoy Lawson C. Robert Wetzel Philip D. Kenneson J. E. Knowles

Stealing Glances

Three interviews with Wallace Stegner in which he speaks with candor and eloquence about the arts of writing and living.

Author: Wallace Stegner

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 118

View: 489

Three interviews with Wallace Stegner in which he speaks with candor and eloquence about the arts of writing and living.

Beyond the Hundredth Meridian

From the “dean of Western writers” (The New York Times) and the Pulitzer Prize winning–author of Angle of Repose and Crossing to Safety, a fascinating look at the old American West and the man who prophetically warned against the ...

Author: Wallace Stegner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101075852

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 933

From the “dean of Western writers” (The New York Times) and the Pulitzer Prize winning–author of Angle of Repose and Crossing to Safety, a fascinating look at the old American West and the man who prophetically warned against the dangers of settling it In Beyond the Hundredth Meridian, Wallace Stegner recounts the sucesses and frustrations of John Wesley Powell, the distinguished ethnologist and geologist who explored the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and the homeland of Indian tribes of the American Southwest. A prophet without honor who had a profound understanding of the American West, Powell warned long ago of the dangers economic exploitation would pose to the West and spent a good deal of his life overcoming Washington politics in getting his message across. Only now, we may recognize just how accurate a prophet he was.

The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing

Crossing. to. safety. There are ways to wade a river safely, and ways to ensure
that you will get wet. Dale Darling, former owner of the St. Vrain Angler fly shop,
has a few pointers for keeping dry. First, no matter how good your wading boots ...

Author: Kirk Deeter

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602399816

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 223

A pocket guide that offers insightful, plainspoken, expert advice for every fly fisher.

Wallace Stegner

CROSSING. TO. SAFETY. hroughout his career Wallace Stegner could be said to
be almost obsessed with reality — in his fiction he tried to present the clearest ,
most honest picture of life possible ; in his nonfiction he strove to uncover the ...

Author: Jackson J. Benson

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803225374

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 472

View: 484

In a career spanning more than fifty years, Wallace Stegner (1909?93) emerged as the greatest contemporary author of the American West?writing more than two dozen works of history, biography, essays, and fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Angle of Repose and the bestselling Crossing to Safety. Jackson J. Benson?s Wallace Stegner: His Life and Work is the first full-dress biography of this celebrated ?Dean of Western Writers.? Drawing on nearly ten years of research and unlimited access to Stegner?s letters and personal files, Benson traces the trajectory of Wallace Stegner?s life from his birth on his grandfather?s Iowa farm to his prominence as an award-winning writer, critic, historian, environmental activist, and teacher, and as founder of Stanford?s creative writing program. But Benson?s book is as much a consideration of Stegner?s literary legacy as it is a retelling of his life. His critical reassessment of the entire body of Stegner?s work argues convincingly for his subject?s place in the literary canon?not merely as a ?regional? Western writer but straightforwardly as one of the great American writers of the twentieth century.

Developments in Risk based Approaches to Safety

Proceedings of the Fourteenth Safety-citical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK, 7-9
February 2006 Felix Redmill, Tom ... In this study the following safety relevant
scenarios were found: Scenario I: Aircraft erroneously in take-off and crossing ...

Author: Felix Redmill

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781846284472

Category: Computers

Page: 292

View: 192

This book assembles papers presented at the 14th Annual Safety-critical Systems Symposium, held at Bristol, UK in February 2006. The papers address the most critical topics in the field of safety-critical systems. The focus, considered from various perspectives, is on recent developments in risk-based approaches. Subjects discussed include innovation in risk analysis, management risk, the safety case, software safety, language development and the creation of systems for complex control functions.

The London Gazette

At 80 yards south - east of Willesdeii At the safety crossing in Oxford - street lane
3 0 westward of the Marble Arch 7 0 At 100 yards south - east of Willesden At the
safety crossing in Oxford - street lane 2 9 eastward of the Marble Arch 7 0 At 146
 ...

Author: Great Britain

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Gazettes

Page:

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The Barefoot Lawyer

She was in great pain, and I began attending to her wounds. We both realized
that we needed to think seriously about breaking the blockade, about the critical
importance of crossing to safety. For the first time, Weijing was persuaded that
our ...

Author: Chen Guangcheng

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 0805098062

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 843

An electrifying memoir by the blind Chinese activist who inspired millions with the story of his fight for justice and his belief in the cause of freedom It was like a scene out of a thriller: one morning in April 2012, China's most famous political activist—a blind, self-taught lawyer—climbed over the wall of his heavily guarded home and escaped. Days later, he turned up at the American embassy in Beijing, and only a furious round of high-level negotiations made it possible for him to leave China and begin a new life in the United States. Chen Guangcheng is a unique figure on the world stage, but his story is even more remarkable than anyone knew. The son of a poor farmer in rural China, blinded by illness when he was an infant, Chen was fortunate to survive a difficult childhood. But despite his disability, he was determined to educate himself and fight for the rights of his country's poor, especially a legion of women who had endured forced sterilizations and abortions under the hated "one child" policy. Repeatedly harassed, beaten, and imprisoned by Chinese authorities, Chen was ultimately placed under house arrest. After nearly two years of increasing danger, he evaded his captors and fled to freedom. Both a riveting memoir and a revealing portrait of modern China, The Barefoot Lawyer tells the story of a man who has never accepted limits and always believed in the power of the human spirit to overcome any obstacle.

Writing Motherhood

... experience etches itself on our bodies in the form of moles and scars,stretch
marks and age spots, broken bones and fallen arches—life marks as compared
with birth marks.I think of the Wallace Stegner character in Crossing to Safety
who, ...

Author: Lisa Garrigues

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743297385

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 501

Part instruction, part inspiration, this resource shows women that just as mothering is rich in material for writing, writing is an invaluable tool for mothering.

Another Century of War

“I think he's got one of the toughest jobs in the world right now,” Rumsfeld
summed up Musharraf's position in mid-November.16 Musharraf could not or did
not stop many Taliban and their Arab fighters from crossing to safety into Pakistan
, and ...

Author: Gabriel Kolko

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595587284

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

View: 692

Another Century of War? is a candid and critical look at America’s “new wars” by a brilliant and provocative analyst of its old ones. Gabriel Kolko’s masterly studies of conflict have redefined our views of modern warfare and its effects; in this urgent and timely treatise, he turns his attention to our current crisis and the dark future it portends. Another Century of War? insists that the roots of terrorism lie in America’s own cynical policies in the Middle East and Afghanistan, a half-century of real politik justified by crusades for oil and against communism. The latter threat has disappeared, but America has become even more ambitious in its imperialist adventures and, as the recent crisis proves, even less secure. America, Kolko contends, reacts to the complexity of world affairs with its advanced technology and superior firepower, not with realistic political response and negotiation. He offers a critical and well-informed assessment of whether such a policy offers any hope of attaining greater security for America. Raising the same hard-hitting questions that made his Century of War a “crucial” (Globe and Mail) assessment of our age of conflict, Kolko asks whether the wars of the future will end differently from those in our past.

Comfort Theory and Practice

—Wallace Stegner (1988), Crossing to Safety, p. 199 s I have said before, I often
get questions from graduate students about how to apply Comfort Theory in one
of their assignments. These questions are very helpful because they indicate to ...

Author: Katharine Kolcaba, PhD, RN, C

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826197269

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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"I am most excited and impressed with the scope and focus of this work. As I began to read it, I had trouble putting it down. It is highly readable, engaging, all-inclusive, and most informative." Jean Watson, RN, PhD, HNC, FAAN "I am honored and delighted to recommend this text for all nurses who cared for and care about patients." from the Foreword by May Wykle, RN, PhD, FAAN This book places comfort at the forefront of nursing care, by presenting a carefully researched theory of comfort that nurses can use as a framework for practice. Engagingly written, the book combines a first-person account of the development of the theory with supporting research, and practical information for its application. Kolcaba analyzes the concept of comfort; describes its physical, psychospiritual, environmental and sociocultural components; evaluates its meaning in the many different contexts in which health care occurs; and describes how it can be measured. The appendix includes comfort care questionnaires that can be used with patients in many settings, and a comfort scale that can be used with patients for a quick assessment of comfort. Clinicians, researchers, educators, and students will find this holistic approach helpful in setting priorities and parameters for patient care.

The Big Rock Candy Mountain

... Crossing to Safety (1987), are set in Vermont, where he had a summer home
for many years. An early environmentalist, he was instrumental, with his now-
famous “Wilderness Letter,” in the passage of the 1964 Wilderness Act. Stegner's
first ...

Author: Wallace Stegner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101077891

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 769

A defining masterpiece by the “dean of Western writers” (The New York Times) and the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Angle of Repose and Crossing to Safety Bo Mason, his wife, Elsa, and their two boys live a transient life of poverty and despair. Drifting from town to town and from state to state, the violent, ruthless Bo seeks out his fortune-in the hotel business, in new farmland, and, eventually, in illegal rum-running through the treacherous back roads of the American Northwest. In this affecting narrative, Wallace Stegner portrays over three decades in the life of the Mason family as they struggle to survive during the lean years of the early twentieth century.

The Greek Alexander Romance

The army was very reluctant to do this, and complained, 'King Alexander, if we
should be turned back in our fight against the barbarians, how shall we find a
way of crossing to safety?' But Alexander, seeing that they were frightened and ...

Author: Richard Stoneman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141907118

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 472

Mystery surrounds the parentage of Alexander, the prince born to Queen Olympias. Is his father Philip, King of Macedonia, or Nectanebo, the mysterious sorcerer who seduced the queen by trickery? One thing is certain: the boy is destined to conquer the known world. He grows up to fulfil this prophecy, building a mighty empire that spans from Greece and Italy to Africa and Asia. Begun soon after the real Alexander's death and expanded in the centuries that followed, The Greek Alexander Myth depicts the life and adventures of one of history's greatest heroes - taming the horse Bucephalus, meeting the Amazons and his quest to defeat the King of Persia. Including such elements of fantasy as Alexander's ascent to heaven borne by eagles, this literary masterpiece brilliantly evokes a lost age of heroism.

Madam Millie

Millie had gone to town to get some goodies and. Gateway to Juarez. During the
1930s Millie helped two well-intentioned fugitives make this crossing to safety in
Mexico. The Haunted Whorehouse. Millie at the back door of her.

Author: Max Evans

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826327842

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 423

View: 960

Mildred Clark Cusey was a whore, a madam, an entrepreneur, and above all, a survivor. The story of Silver City Millie, as she referred to herself, is the story of one woman's personal tragedies and triumphs as an orphan, a Harvey Girl waitress on the Santa Fe railroad, a prostitute with innumerable paramours, and a highly successful bordello businesswoman. Millie broke the mold in so many ways, and yet her life's story of survival was not unlike that of thousands of women who went West only to find that their most valuable assets were their physical beauty and their personality. Petite at five feet tall with piercing blue eyes, Millie captured men's attention by her very essence and her unmistakable joie de vivre. Born to Italian immigrant parents near Kansas City, she and her sister were orphaned early and separated from each other. Millie learned hard lessons on the streets, but she never gave up and she vowed to protect and support her ailing older sister. Caught in a domestic squabble in her foster home, Millie wound up in juvenile court with Harry Truman as her judge. This would be only the first of many brushes in her life with prominent politicians. When physicians diagnosed her sister with tuberculosis and recommended she move West to a Catholic home in Deming, New Mexico, Millie moved with her. Expenses ran high and after a brief stint waiting tables as a Harvey Girl, Millie found that her meager tips could easily be augmented by turning tricks. Thus, out of financial need and devotion to her sister, Mildred Cusey turned to a life of prostitution and a career at which she soon excelled and became both rich and famous.

A Country in the Mind

... (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1976); Recapitulation (Garden City, N.Y.:
Doubleday, 1979); Crossing to Safety (New.

Author: John L. Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136696008

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 983

In this beautifully written account, John Thomas details an intimate portrait of the intellectual friendship between two commanding figures of western letters and the early environmental movement--Wallace Stegner and Bernard DeVoto.. The authors of enormously popular works--Stegner most well known for his novels The Big Rock Candy Mountain and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Angle of Repose and DeVoto for his classic history of western exploration, The Course of Empire--they also played important roles in the efforts to stop government and private interests from carving up the vanishing West. Part of the fractious group of public intellectuals at Harvard that included Edmund Wilson, Mary McCarthy, and Arthur Schlesinger, Sr., they saw no contradiction between their literary and political selves and entered the public debate with conviction and passion. Drawing on their writings, personal correspondence, and dozens of articles from the pages of Harper's, where DeVoto was a columnist for years, this illuminating account demonstrates how their concerns for the western environment continue to resonate today.

Polio and Its Aftermath

It also informs novels like Wallace Stegner's Crossing to Safety (1987).166 Many
people who have bulbar polio, focusing on the “claustrophobic intensity” of their
lives, conceive of their iron lung as a grave or coffin, within which their once ...

Author: Marc Shell

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674043545

Category: Medical

Page: 324

View: 492


The Disciplined Heart

That is yet another unanswered question about the marriages in Crossing to
Safety. Though Larry's views may tell us more about his own insecurities than
about the nature of friendship between the sexes, they do rest on a truth:
Sexuality will ...

Author: Caroline J. Simon

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802842060

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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Often what passes for love is a product of self-deception and wishful thinking. Genuine love, according to philosopher Caroline J. Simon, must be based on knowledge of reality, and Christianity affirms that reality includes not just who people are but the unfolding story of who God intends them to be. Taking the use of narrative seriously, The Disciplined Heart draws on works of literature to display a Christian understanding of love in its various forms: love of self, love of neighbor, friendship, romantic love, and marital love. Using instances of love and its counterfeits in novels and short stories by such authors as Flannery O'Connor, Leo Tolstoy, George Eliot, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Simon constructs an account of love's joys and obligations that both charms and instructs. Learned, astute, and elegantly written, The Disciplined Heart is a groundbreaking work at the intersection of theology, philosophy, and literary analysis.