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Crossing to Safety

  • List Price: $13.95
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  • Seller:CosroAdams
  • Sales Rank:286,419
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:English Language
  • Pages:341
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.6
  • Dimensions (in):7.7 x 5 x 0.6
  • Publication Date:March 15, 1990
  • ISBN:0140133488
  • EAN:9780140133486
  • ASIN:0140133488
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Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
In his 15th novel, Wallace Stegner tells a story of richness and beauty, centering on the lifelong friendship between two couples. He explores the alchemy of their friendship and turns what could have been a story of broken dreams and shattered lives into one of acceptance and affirmation.
Amazon.com Review
It's deceptively simple: two bright young couples meet during the Depression and form an instant and lifelong friendship. "How do you make a book that anyone will read out of lives as quiet as these?" Larry Morgan, a successful novelist and the narrator of the story, poses that question many years after he and his wife, Sally, have befriended the vibrant, wealthy, and often troubled Sid and Charity Lang. "Where is the high life, the conspicuous waste, the violence, the kinky sex, the death wish?" It's not here. What is here is just as fascinating, just as compelling, as touching, and as tragic.

Crossing to Safety is about loyalty and survival in its most everyday form--the need to create bonds and the urge to tear them apart. Thirty-four years after their first meeting, when Larry and Sally are called back to the Langs' summer home in Vermont, it's as if for a final showdown. How has this friendship defined them? What is its legacy? Stegner offer answers in those small, perfectly rendered moments that make up lives "as quiet as these"--and as familiar as our own. --Sara Nickerson


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