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Angle of Repose: Reviewed

Author:Wallace Earle Stegner
Reading Level (Conceptual):Sophisticated readers
Reading Level (Vocabulary):Sophisticated readers
Genre:fiction, historical
Year of publication:1971

Elderly historian recreates the story of his grandmother's life in the American West.

I found the flashback format annoying; the grandmother's life and plight is so much more interesting than the historian's pitiful contemporary problems. And the ending of the present-day plot is positively gross. And yet, the story of the grandmother's eventually unsuccessful marriage to an intelligent, dynamic but unlucky man who was way ahead of his time resonates.

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