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Just ordered a copy from alibris.com for $6.xx total incl s/h. It sounds like the difficult reading is what I have experienced reading Faulkner. I look forward to this book. Thanks, TWWG.
Angle of Repose was the toughest of Stegner's that I've read. On the other hand, I've read Crossing to Safety probably five times. I do owe him for the most hilarious line I think I've ever read, about a Catholic church called Our Lady of the Grand Tetons.
Hi folks,Haven't been out here in a while and came to vote on the calendar images. Saw this thread. Thank you for the information!! I love Woody and Big Bend -- and Cormack McCarthy -- so jumped over to Amazon and ordered one for $10.00.Happy Thanksgiving from a Big Bend lover -- even if I'm not out here on chat very often. Marti
For Presidio, from Wallace Stegner's _All the Little Live Things_, chapter two, page one:"In Jackson Hole there is a Catholic church, named Our Lady of the Grand Tetons by somebody who didn't know what tetons are."Teton is the French word for nipple.
Finally finished it. Definitely an interesting read. However, I was kind of hoping for a more definitive ending. It seemed to just kind of peter out.
Quote from: RichardM on January 20, 2009, 11:58:13 PMFinally finished it. Definitely an interesting read. However, I was kind of hoping for a more definitive ending. It seemed to just kind of peter out.Yep, I just finished it a couple of days ago also. Very abrupt ending. Of course, while the locale is real, the majority of characters are fictional as is likely most of the story. While it certainly isn't great literature, it is an interesting piece and a relatively obscure, unexpected source of a view on Big Bend.After reading the book it's quite apparent why the park does not try to capitalize on this visit by a nationally prominent person.
Presiiidddiiiiooooo oooo....sounds like you are back homeeeeeee
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