The Women on the Wall

The Women on the Wall

by Wallace Stegner
     
 

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Written during World War II and its immediate aftermath, the eighteen stories of The Women on the Wall move from women to war and back again, but it is the women who remain central. There are Alma, a war bride who runs a farm better than the neighbor men; Lucy, a former WAAF, working through college; Tamsen, who keeps her husband drunk so she can do as she

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Written during World War II and its immediate aftermath, the eighteen stories of The Women on the Wall move from women to war and back again, but it is the women who remain central. There are Alma, a war bride who runs a farm better than the neighbor men; Lucy, a former WAAF, working through college; Tamsen, who keeps her husband drunk so she can do as she pleases; and the women on the wall, who, with nothing to do but wait for their husbands to return from the war, find their private consolations. To these stories Wallace Stegner brings the same skill and thoughtfulness that won him the National Book Award for The Spectator Bird

Editorial Reviews

New York Herald Tribune
"In his quiet way, Wallace Stegner is one of the most talented writers in our midst."—New York Herald Tribune
San Francisco Chronicle
"This is a group of remarkably able stories, reflecting people as well as situations. Mr. Stegner is one of the top craftsmen among today's short story writers, and this volume, representative of his work over a ten-year period, is eminently worth your time."—San Francisco Chronicle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803291102
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date:
01/28/1981
Pages:
279
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Taking the American frontier ¿ both physical and psychological ¿ as his subject, Wallace Stegner created a body of work that stretches from prizewinning novels and short stories to historical and political nonfiction. Taking both human experience and natural beauty as his muses, Stegner embodied what he called the ¿western character.¿

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 18, 1909
Date of Death:
April 13, 1993
Place of Birth:
Lake Mills, Iowa
Place of Death:
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Education:
B.A., University of Utah, 1930; attended University of California, 1932-33; Ph. D., State University of Iowa, 1935

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