The Spectator Bird

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Price
$17.00  $15.81
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.0 X 0.8 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780525431879

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About the Author

Wallace Stegner (1909-1993) was the author of, among other novels, Remembering Laughter, 1937; 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); The Spectator Bird, 1976 (National Book Award, 1977); Recapitulation, 1979; and Crossing to Safety, 1987. 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, 1974; and Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West (1992). Three of his 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. His Collected Stories was published in 1990.

Reviews

"Wallace Stegner's is one of the most beguiling voices of [the] era, and The Spectator Bird is one of his most appealing works."--Jane Smiley, from the introduction

"A fabulously written account of regret, memory and the subtleties and challenges of a long successful marriage. Stegner deals with the dual threads of the novel with aplomb.... A thoughtful, crystalline book." --Matthew Spencer, The Guardian

"There are rivers undammed, desert vistas unspoiled and forests uncut in the wondrous West because of his pen." --Timothy Egan, The New York Times