Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
What's it about?
This novel is about a decades long friendship between two couples- the Langs and the Morgans. They meet in Madison at the beginning of their careers and immediately become friends.
What did it make me think about?
This is one of my favorite books of all time. I try to re-read it every few years. It is a story of friendship, of rescue, and of the passage of time.
Should I read it?
This is a book not to be missed. My review is short because how can I do this novel justice? I highly recommend this one.
"Is that the basis of friendship? Is it as reactive as that? Do we respond only to people who seem to find us interesting?.. Do we all buzz or ring or light up when people press our vanity buttons, and only then? Can I think of anyone in my whole life whom I have liked without his first showing signs of liking me?"
If you like this try-
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
A Place For Us by Fatima Farheer Mirza
And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
9 1/2 stars
best of winter/spring 2019
best of summer/ fall 2018
best of winter/spring 2017-18
best of spring/summer 2017
best of winter
best of summer 2014
last spring favorites
on my nightstand
edge of your seat
― Charles William Eliot
3 to 4- I found some aspect of this book redeeming but would not recommend it.
5 to 6- I really enjoyed something about this book (characters, plot, meaning etc.) but it was uneven. Some aspects were stronger than others.
7 to 8- It was a good book. I liked lots of aspects of this book. I would recommend it.
9 to 10- I was sorry to turn the last page. I highly recommend this book!