A Shooting Star

A Shooting Star

by Wallace Stegner
     
 

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Sabrina Castro, an attractive woman with a strong New England heritage, is married to a wealthy, older California physician who no longer fulfills her dreams. An almost accidental misstep leads her down the slow descent of moral disintegration, until there is no place for her to go but up and out. How Sabrina comes to terms with her life is the theme of this absorbing… See more details below

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Sabrina Castro, an attractive woman with a strong New England heritage, is married to a wealthy, older California physician who no longer fulfills her dreams. An almost accidental misstep leads her down the slow descent of moral disintegration, until there is no place for her to go but up and out. How Sabrina comes to terms with her life is the theme of this absorbing personal drama, played out against the background of an old Peninsula estate where her mother lives among her servants, her memories of Boston, and her treasured family archives. A Shooting Star displays the storytelling powers that Wallace Stagner's fans have enjoyed for more than half a century.

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"Masterly and engaging"
—Carlos Baker, The New York Times Book Review

"One of our greatest contemporary novelists"
The Washington Post

Library Journal
Published in 1937, Remembering Laughter launched the Pulitzer Prize-winning Stegner's career as a novelist. The plot follows a love triangle among a farmer, his wife, and her sister, which becomes even more disastrous when the sister becomes pregnant. A Shooting Star also deals with marital infidelity as protagonist Sabrina Castro seeks the meaning of love outside the arms of her husband (LJ 4/15/61).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140252415
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
882,835
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.99(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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