Throwback Thursday: 5 November 2020

One of the best books I’ve read is Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. I read it in November 2007.

Here is an extract from my review:

In essence, the novel recounts the lives of two couples who first met during the Depression in 1930s America and the joys and difficulties they encounter throughout their lives. Larry Morgan is the narrator and the events are seen through his eyes. Both he and Sid Lang have jobs in the English Department at the University of Wisconsin and their lives are intertwined from the moment they meet, when both their wives are pregnant. At the start of the novel we are told that Charity, Sid’s wife is dying. Sally and Larry have travelled to Battell Pond in Vermont for a reunion with the Langs. Sally is in a wheelchair and from that point Larry looks back over their lives.

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6 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: 5 November 2020

  1. I do like that plot point, Margaret, of tracing people’s lives over the years. And it is interesting how people’s lives can intersect with others in that way; that in itself can be appealing in a novel.. And now I’m curious about these couples! This throwback idea is a good one!

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  2. I haven’t seen this book before, and normally I am all for this type of read. This year I find myself struggling. We had Book Club on Monday and all our ladies just wanted something light and fluffy or a good murder mystery.

    Wow, you’ve been reviewing for a long time. And your review is beautiful and very thoroughly done.

    Thanks for sharing it with us again! Here’s my Throwback Thursday #3

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