Contains: The traveler -- Buglesong -- Beyond the glass mountain -- The berry patch -- The women on the wall -- Balance his, swing yours -- Saw gang -- Goin' to town -- The view from the balcony -- Volcano -- Two rivers -- Hostage -- In the twilight -- Butcher bird -- The double corner -- The colt -- The chink -- Chip off the old block -- The sweetness of the twisted apples -- The blue-winged teal -- Pop goes the alley cat -- Maiden in a tower -- Impasse -- The volunteer -- A field guide to the western birds -- Something spurious from the Mindanao Deep -- Genesis -- The wolfer -- Carrion spring -- He who spits at the sky -- The city of the living.
These 31 stories span a literary career of more than 50 years and serve as a true testament to "one of America's most distinguished men of letters."--The Boston Globe. Here are tales of young love and older wisdom; of the order and consistency of the natural world; and of the chaos, contradictions and continuities of the human being.
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Here at last are the collected stories of one of America's most distinguished and admired writers. In addition to his honored works (Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners), Stegner is widely known as one of America's finest teachers of writing. He has taught at Harvard, Wisconsin, and Iowa and has lectured widely.… (more)