I think this may be my all time favorite book. I delight to recommend this book to any who haven’t read it yet. There is little action, but you learn that it really is the very smallest of things in daily living that are the most important things that matter most in life.
From Library Journal:
“Stegner published his first novel 50 years ago. Since then he has won both a Pulitzer Prize (for Angle of Repose, 1971) and the National Book Award (for The Spectator Bird, 1976). His latest effort, an exploration into the mysteries of friendship, deserves similar accolades. With a quiet but strong hand, he traces the bond that develops between Charity and Sid Lang and Sally and Larry Morgan from their first meeting in 1937 through their eventual separation to their final get-together in 1972 when Charity is dying of cancer and is determined “to do it right,” no matter what anyone else thinks. It seems only appropriate that Charity bring them together since she has been the driving force behind the relationship. As we discover now, her bull-headedness has had its price. This is a wonderfully rich, warm, and affecting book. Highly recommended.” David W. Henderson, Eckerd Coll. Lib., St. Petersburg, Fla. Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.