Crossing to Safety

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.

Author: Wallace Stegner

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141978643

Category: Fiction

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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.

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Study Guide

This 56-page guide for "Crossing to Safety" by Wallace Stegner includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 22 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 56-page guide for "Crossing to Safety" by Wallace Stegner includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 22 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Friendship and Love and Memory and Imperfection.

The Spectator Bird

Wallace Stegner was the author of, among other works of fiction, Remembering Laughter (1973); The Big Rock Candy Mountain (1943); Joe Hill (1950); All the Little Live Things (1967, Commonwealth Club Gold Medal); A Shooting Star (1961); ...

Author: Wallace Stegner

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141392339

Category: Fiction

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Literary agent Joe Allston, the central character of Stegner's novel All the Little Live Things, is now retired and, in his own words, 'just killing time until time gets around to killing me.' His parents and his only son are long dead, leaving him with neither ancestors nor descendants, tradition nor ties. His job, trafficking the talent of others, had not been his choice. He passes through life as a spectator. A postcard from an old friend causes Allston to return to the journals of a trip he and his wife had taken years before, a journey to his mother's birthplace, where he'd sought a link with the past. The memories of that trip, both grotesque and poignant, move through layers of time and meaning, and reveal that Joe Allston isn't quite spectator enough. Wallace Stegner was the author of, among other works of fiction, Remembering Laughter (1973); The Big Rock Candy Mountain (1943); Joe Hill (1950); All the Little Live Things (1967, Commonwealth Club Gold Medal); A Shooting Star (1961); Angle of Repose (1971, Pulitzer Prize); Recapitulation (1979); Crossing to Safety (1987); and Collected Stories (1990). His nonfiction includes Beyond the Hundredth Meridian (1954); Wolf Willow (1963); The Sound of Mountain Water (essays, 1969); The Uneasy Chair: A Biography of Bernard deVoto (1964); American Places (with Page Stegner, 1981); and Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West (1992). Three short stories have won O.Henry prizes, and in 1980 he received the Robert Kirsch Award from the Los Angeles Times for his lifetime literary achievements.

Stealing Glances

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

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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: 1101075856

Category: History

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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 Sound of Mountain Water

A book of timeless importance about the American West by a National Book Award– and Pulitzer Prize–winning author. The essays collected in this volume encompass memoir, nature conservation, history, geography, and literature.

Author: Wallace Stegner

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101911700

Category: Nature

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A book of timeless importance about the American West by a National Book Award– and Pulitzer Prize–winning author. The essays collected in this volume encompass memoir, nature conservation, history, geography, and literature. Delving into the post-World War II boom that brought the Rocky Mountain West—from Montana and Idaho to Utah and Nevada—into the modern age, Stegner's essays explore the essence of the American soul. Writtten over a period of thirty-five years by a writer and thinker who will always hold a unique position in modern American letters, The Sound of Mountain Water is a modern American classic.

A Compilation of Laws Affecting the Regulation of Railroads

lage RAILROADS - Continued Section Crossings Railroad by highway
Improvement of highway , duty of railroad as to crossing 1299h ... omplaint to
Commission as to safety of crossing 1797-12h 89 Drawbridges , junctions , etc. ,
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The Big Rock Candy Mountain

In this affecting narrative, Wallace Stegner portrays more than thirty years in the life of the Mason family as they struggle to survive during the lean years of the early twentieth century.

Author: Wallace Stegner

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718197453

Category: Fiction

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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 more than thirty years in the life of the Mason family as they struggle to survive during the lean years of the early twentieth century. Wallace Stegner was the author of, among other works of fiction, Remembering Laughter (1973); Joe Hill (1950); All the Little Live Things (1967, Commonwealth Club Gold Medal); A Shooting Star (1961); Angle of Repose (1971, Pulitzer Prize); The Spectator Bird (1976, National Book Award); Recapitulation (1979); Crossing to Safety (1987); and Collected Stories (1990). His nonfiction includes Beyond the Hundredth Meridian (1954); Wolf Willow (1963); The Sound of Mountain Water (essays, 1969); The Uneasy Chair: A Biography of Bernard deVoto (1964); American Places (with Page Stegner, 1981); and Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West (1992). Three short stories have won O.Henry prizes, and in 1980 he received the Robert Kirsch Award from the Los Angeles Times for his lifetime literary achievements.

The Railroad and Engineering Journal

HIGHWAY GRADE CROSSINGS . Railroad Safety Appliances in Michigan . The
number of these exposed points is rapidly increasing The report of Hon . John T .
Rich , Railroad Commisand is now reported at 5 . 965 , or something more than ...

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Angle of Repose

Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Author: Wallace Stegner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101075821

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Stegner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of personal, historical, and geographic discovery Confined to a wheelchair, retired historian Lyman Ward sets out to write his grandparents' remarkable story, chronicling their days spent carving civilization into the surface of America's western frontier. But his research reveals even more about his own life than he's willing to admit. What emerges is an enthralling portrait of four generations in the life of an American family. "Cause for celebration . . . A superb novel with an amplitude of scale and richness of detail altogether uncommon in contemporary fiction." —The Atlantic Monthly "Brilliant . . . Two stories, past and present, merge to produce what important fiction must: a sense of the enchantment of life." —Los Angeles Times This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Jackson J. Benson. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Crossing the Quicksands Or The Veritable Adventures of Hal and Ned Upon the Pacific Slope

that was gone , if some other plan of safety were not devised , all was lost ; for it
was impossible to gather a fresh quantity of fuel , with a pack of gaunt , hungry
wolves surrounding us . I did not dare speak of this new trouble to Ned , lest the
boy ...

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Stegner

Originally published in 1983 and entitled Conversations with Wallace Stegner on Western History and Literature, this book is the ultimate Stegner interview. New foreword by Stewart Udall.

Author: Wallace Stegner

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874172744

Category: Literary Criticism

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Wallace Stegner, a major American novelist and conservationist, is interviewed by Etulain, a renowned Western scholar, in a series of discussions. Originally published in 1983 and entitled Conversations with Wallace Stegner on Western History and Literature, this book is the ultimate Stegner interview. New foreword by Stewart Udall.

Parallel Crossing of the Chesapeake Bay Virginia Beach Northampton County

The 800 - foot offset will also provide an extra measure of safety for construction
equipment operating in the especially swift currents common in the North
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A Five year Analysis of the Safety Impacts of Crossover Median Crashes in Wisconsin

... or person , were removed as it was determined that standard median safety
improvements , such as barriers , would not ... This criterion disqualified 88
crashes that involved a vehicle crossing the median in spite of a barrier ; most of
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Letter Concerning Lanes for the Steamers Crossing the Atlantic

e latter ; would not the adoption of the recommendation contribute to the safety
both of steam and sailing vessels , of passengers and crews ? I think so . I do not
mean to create the impression , by anything I say or do , that the adoption of
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Wallace Stegner

Jackson J. Benson?s Wallace Stegner: His Life and Work is the first full-dress biography of this celebrated ?Dean of Western Writers.

Author: Jackson J. Benson

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803225374

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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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.

Revised Statutes of the State of Illinois

AN ACT in relation to the crossing of one railway by another, and to prevent
danger to life and property from grade ... Construction of crossings—Permission -
Damages. ... Protection of grade crossings-Safety devices—Petition to
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A Shooting Star

Beautiful but bored wife of a doctor who lives in idle luxury on an old estate south of San Francisco, tries to escape from herself through a series of love affairs.

Author: Wallace Stegner

Publisher: Viking Adult

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Beautiful but bored wife of a doctor who lives in idle luxury on an old estate south of San Francisco, tries to escape from herself through a series of love affairs.

Annual Report

( section 7 ) defines a crossing to include “ every junction of two or more railroads
' tracks , whether the tracks joining each other ... Not only so , but it gives the
coinmission the power of itself initiating the inquiry as to the safety of the crossing
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