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Wallace Stegner

June - July 1980

Wallace Stegner was a prolific writer whose novels center about life in the American West. Best known is The Big Rock Candy Mountain, a sprawling work describing a Norwegian family's struggle to establish a home in the West during the early 1900's. Other major titles by Stegner include The Preacher and the Slave, a fictionalized account of labor leader Joe Hill; Angle of Repose, a reconstruction of the life of Western novelist Mary Hallock Foote, for which Stegner won the Pulitzer Prize; the 1977 National Book Award winner The Spectator Bird; and the semi-autobiographical novel Crossing to Safety. (deceased 4/13/93)

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Last Updated: 9/14/09