Remembering Laughter

Remembering Laughter

by Wallace Stegner
     
 

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Margaret Stuart, the proud wife of a prosperous Iowa farmer, sets high standards for herself and others. Happy in her marriage, she tries to look the other way when her genial husband, Alec, takes to the bottle. When Elspeth, Margaret's sister, comes to live with them, the young woman is immediately captivated by the beauty and vitality of the farm, and by the

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Margaret Stuart, the proud wife of a prosperous Iowa farmer, sets high standards for herself and others. Happy in her marriage, she tries to look the other way when her genial husband, Alec, takes to the bottle. When Elspeth, Margaret's sister, comes to live with them, the young woman is immediately captivated by the beauty and vitality of the farm, and by the affection she receives from those around her. But as summer turns into fall, and the friendship between Alec and Elspeth deepens, Margaret finds her spirit tested by a series of events that seem as cruel and inevitable as the endless prairie winters.

Long out of print, Remebering Laughter (1937) marked Wallace Stegner's brilliant literary debut.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Adroit and moving . . . has the quality of a rueful, ironic legend"
—The New York Times

"There is no use to mention the assurance and calm that Mr. Stegner brings to his first book—it has to be read to be believed."
Saturday Review

"I thought Remembering Laughter a perfect little novel, clean, swift and assured, and I can still feel the weight of the disaster in it."
—Wendell Berry

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140252408
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
602,516
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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