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Crossing to Safety
  • ISBN: 9780141394954
  • Pages: 352
  • Introduction: Jane Smiley
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Binding: Paperback

Crossing to Safety

Wallace Stegner

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Two young couples meet and quickly find they have much in common: Charity and Sally are both pregnant and their husbands, Sid and Larry, have jobs in the English department at the University of Wisconsin.

A lifelong but complex friendship develops over decades as they share love, loyalty, vulnerability and conflict. Written from Larry’s perspective, Crossing to Safety is a moving exploration of the trials and tragedies of everyday life.

Reviewed by Adam Sisman in Slightly Foxed Issue 79.

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