January TIWMT: Angle of Repose

To all returning readers, those who made a resolution to read more in 2009 or those who just like to read and discuss good books, I’m beginning the year with a book I’ve started but not finished and I’m inviting you to read it with me—Angle of Repose by William Stegner.

Angle of Repose is a 1972 Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Wallace Stegner about a wheelchair-bound historian, Lyman Ward, who has lost connection with his son and living family and decides to write about his frontier-era grandparents. The novel is directly based on the letters of Mary Hallock Foote, later published as A Victorian Gentlewoman in the Far West.

see more at Wikipedia

I’m drawn to the grandmother, Susan,  an artist who steps away from opportunities available in the East to follow her new husband to the West. I can’t wait to read more this month and discuss it with you on Tuesday, January 27.

Do you want to Read It With Me? Here’s how to participate:

First – Find a copy of the book.

Second – Read it by the last Monday of the month, keeping track of lines you like with sticky notes or a running list of page numbers.

Third – Share your impressions in an online discussion here on the last Tuesday of each month. Here’s two ways to join the discussion:

1. Leave your thoughts in the comments.

2. Write a post on your own website.

If you do write a post, I want to publish your link so we can visit your website and see what you have to say. Please email your  permalink to tj (at) tjhirst (dot) com no later than the last Monday of the month by 12 a.m. (Central Time). Feel free to use the TIWMT image in your post.

If your want to write a post but don’t make the deadline, just leave the link in your comments on the Tuesday post.

As this book club grows beyond just a few people, I will add an automatic link up, but I want to maintain an environment that encourages readers of all varieties, whether they are blog authors or not.

For those who want to read ahead, NEXT MONTH”S BOOK is The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.

1 Comment

  1. Michelle at Scribbit
    Jan 6, 2009

    Love the selections–though I always felt sorry for her husband.

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