Wallace Stegner was an American author considered to be the “Dean of Western Writers”. He wrote numerous books throughout his career including The Big Rock Candy Mountain, the Pulitzer Prize winning Angle of Repose, and the National Book Award winning The Spectator Bird.

Stegner was born in Iowa, but grew up across the United States and Canada. In his life, he lived in twenty different places including eight different US states. Stegner would go on to attend the University of Utah where he graduated in 1930 before heading to the University of Iowa where he earned his Master’s degree and a doctorate. He would also go on to teach at the University of Wisconsin, Harvard University, and Stanford University. At Stanford, he founded the creative writing program and had many famous students during his time.

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The Big Rock Candy Mountain (1943)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Recapitulation (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of American Folkways Books

Mormon Country (1942)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Remembering Laughter (1937)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Potter's House (1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On a Darkling Plain (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fire and Ice (1941)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Second Growth (1947)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Joe Hill: A Biographical Novel (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Shooting Star (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All the Little Live Things (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Angle of Repose (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spectator Bird (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crossing to Safety (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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The Women on the Wall (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The City of the Living & Other Stories (1956)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Writer's Art (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Collected Stories of Wallace Stegner (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Beyond the Hundredth Meridian (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
This Is Dinosaur (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wolf Willow (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gathering of Zion (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Teaching the Short Story (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sound of Mountain Water (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Discovery! The Search for Arabian Oil (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Uneasy Chair (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Writer in America (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Way To Spell Man (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conversations with Wallace Stegner on Western History & Literature (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
American Places (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The American West as Living Space (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On the Teaching of Creative Writing (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wilderness at the Edge (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marking the Sparrow's Fall (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On Teaching and Writing Fiction (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Selected Letters of Wallace Stegner (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Selected Letters (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wallace Stegner's West (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Twilight of Self Reliance (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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The Faber Book Of Contemporary Canadian Short Stories(1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prose and Poetry of the American West(1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Wallace Stegner Books, You’ll Love…

Angle of Repose is a story about a man named Lyman Ward who is confined to a wheelchair with a crippling bone disease. Ward has lost connection with his son in the counterculture of the 1970s. He decides to start writing the the biography of his grandmother. She was an artist and pioneer who made the journey with her husband across the hardscrabble West. As he works to discover his grandmother’s story, he also starts to examine his own as he probes the shadows of his own existence.

Stegner is also the author of Crossing to Safety. The book is considered one of the great American novels. It tells the story of two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin, two wives married to two professors during the great depression. The story traces their lives, loves, and aspirations. The story of fairly privileged people in academia shows just how difficult life can be, with equal highs and lows.

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