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Crossing to Safety (Great Reads)
Crossing to Safety - Great Reads
Author: Wallace Stegner
Called a “magnificently crafted story . . . brimming with wisdom” by Howard Frank Mosher in The Washington Post Book World, Crossing to Safety has, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century. Tracing the lives, loves, and aspiratio...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780517187760
ISBN-10: 0517187760
Publication Date: 8/19/1997
Pages: 277
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Wings
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 5
The story of a friendship between two couples. Joys, sorrows and adventures experty described.
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Helpful Score: 4
As with much of Stegner's work this is a magnificently told story of relationships and characters relationship with place.
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Helpful Score: 3
This a wonderful deep book about love and relationships written in a past time of positive outlooks and good people
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is why I love book club - I never would have picked this on my own, and I would have missed out on an absolute gem.

This is something of a "book about nothing." It is simply a love letter about friendship in all of its glory and its grief.

Stegner has a true gift for storytelling and character development. He can turn a phrase with the subtlety of a master and he is able to turn the mundane of life into something quietly profound.

This is a painfully beautiful story about a once-in-a-lifetime friendship between two couples that started during The Great Depression. It is both a book to treasure and a book to share. I'm so glad that I didn't miss out on this wonderful reading experience.
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Helpful Score: 2
An elegant, beautifully written novel about a long friendship between two couples. I finished the book in awe of the author's wisdom on a diverse number of subjects, his rendering of unforgettable characters, and his masterly achievement of his craft.
This is the only book I've given five stars this year.
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