[The Big Rock Candy Mountain] New Ò Wallace Stegner

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The Big Rock Candy Mountain

Wallace Stegner Ý 3 read read & download Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Wallace Stegner review The Big Rock Candy Mountain Ays than thirty years in the life of the Mason family in this masterful harrowing saga of people trying to survive during the lean years of the early twentieth century. He had a notion where home would turn out to be for himself as for his father over the next range on the Big Rock Candy Mountain that place of impossible loveliness that had pulled the whole nation westward the place where the fat land sweated up wealth and the heavens dropped lemonade Imagine taking the painful childhood you remember and turning it into a work of art such as this Using a good patient gentle mother and a violent ruthless father determined to bully the world into giving him what he wanted to show the value of the American spirit Writing about an older brother with so much promise who could never uite get it together Relating your own growth as a whining sensitive undersized boy who had to search inside himself for strength and endurance And showing us 30 years in the life of a family in the first half of the 20th century in the beautiful prose that foreshadowed his later works The book jacket says this is semi autobiographical but an internet search convinced me that it followed his own young life pretty accurately How do you take all that raw material and mold it into something like thisThis was published in 1943 when Stegner was 34 years old Though not his first novel it was the first successful one Yes it s dense and yes it s too long though I m not sure what he could have left out With Stegner you never know where you re going til you get there but he makes the journey memorableThis is a family saga that is worth the effort it takes with both your time and emotional output

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Wallace Stegner Ý 3 read read & download Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Wallace Stegner review The Big Rock Candy Mountain Out his fortune in the hotel business in new farmland and eventually in illegal rum running through the treacherous back roads of the American Northwest Stegner portr. The Big Rock Candy Mountain by Wallace Stegner is said to be the closest to an autobiographical account of his own childhood This is the emotionally gripping tale of fictional Bo and Elsa Mason and their two sons Chester and Bruce with striking similarities to the childhood of Stegner The Mason family was continually uprooted as Bo Mason found himself involved in one scheme after another often reuiring the family to move freuently as Bo Mason was often chasing the next big financial scheme as were many others in the movement westward in the first part of the twentieth century Bo Mason oftentimes prone to violence tried his hand at farming running a hotel and ultimately rum running during Prohibition Elsa did everything in her power to make each place a home as this family searched for their piece of The Big Rock Candy Mountain This at times was such a heartbreaking story of this family but there were beautiful moments as well as their struggles sometimes seemed insurmountable in this rich and unforgettable classic There was somewhere if you knew where to find it some place where money could be made like drawing water from a well some Big Rock Candy Mountain where life was effortless and rich and unrestricted and full of adventure and action where something could be had for nothingIf one subscribed to the idea of home at all one would insist on an attic for the family history to hide in His mother had felt so all her life She wanted to be part of something an essential atom in a street a town a state she would have loved to get herself expressed in all the pleasant secure details of a deeply lived in houseWas he going home or just another place It wasn t clear Yet he felt good settling his bare arm gingerly on the hot door and opening his mouth to sing He had a notion where home would turn out to be for himself as for his father over the next range on the Big Rock Candy Mountain that place of impossible loveliness that had pulled the whole nation westward

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Wallace Stegner Ý 3 read read & download Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Wallace Stegner review The Big Rock Candy Mountain Bo Mason his wife Elsa and their two boys live a transient life of poverty and despair Drifting from town to town and from state to state the violent ruthless Bo seeks. Review to follow maybe if I ever recover Emotionally I was all over the place I never thought I d cry over Bo Mason still not sure I did but there was a scene towards the end Bo was in that scene when I broke downand for a second felt sad for himI think when you read a book like this 600 dense pages filled with sorrows paperback small print to boot eventually a reader will break down Yes Or am I crazy Three emotions stand out the most intertwine throughout this novel 1 anger 2 aw 3 sadness I m spent I ll be back to write a better hopefully review later unless I just throw up my hands Many thanks to Lorna she s willing to have a buddy discussion with me I m left with uestions I feel a need to talk about this book discuss with it with other readers I have several uestions and comments about specific parts in this novelWriting a review at the moment just feels too exhausting forgive me I m really spent However I m sooooooo glad I read it and wanting to say hello to my friends here before I scat like a cat A few tidbits about The Big Rock Candy MountainLong Hell yesDense Hell yesSlow and poetic at times Hell yesIncredible prose lots to highlight YES YES and YESTumultuous blistering and turbo accelerating at times YES emotionally Hell yes at times Worth reading Yes yes yes One of my all time favorite books close uick uestion to those who have read this Do other readers think Bo was Bipolar My heart aches the characters were soooooo sooooo sooooo real I LOVE Elsa and BrucePS I thought I knew Stegner pretty well through other books I read or read about Stegner but I learned a lot from this bookHa ha I need some comic reliefStegner did not like gophers


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    [The Big Rock Candy Mountain] New Ò Wallace Stegner Wallace Stegner Ý 3 read read & download Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Wallace Stegner Towards the end of this epic story Bruce Mason who was a first year law student barely 20 years old having skipped a few grades began keeping a journal It was not a log of his activities or thoughts on the issues of the day but rather an attempt to understand a complicated family dynamic with a flawed father driving it He said the journal was

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    Wallace Stegner Ý 3 read read & download Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Wallace Stegner [The Big Rock Candy Mountain] New Ò Wallace Stegner Review to follow maybe if I ever recover Emotionally I was all over the place I 'never' thought I'd cry over Bo Mason still not sure

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    [The Big Rock Candy Mountain] New Ò Wallace Stegner Wallace Stegner Ý 3 read 45★If you’ve read Stegner a man I consider one of America’s national treasures you will already know his writings are dense The reader cannot be hurried through Patience and thoughtfulness are reuired to appreciate the

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    [The Big Rock Candy Mountain] New Ò Wallace Stegner The Big Rock Candy Mountain by Wallace Stegner is said to be the closest to an autobiographical account of his own childhood This is the emotionally gripping tale of fictional Bo and Elsa Mason and their two sons Chester and Bruce with striking similarities to the childhood of Stegner The Mason family was continually uprooted as Bo Mason found himself involved in one scheme after another often reuiring the family to move freuently as Bo Ma

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    [The Big Rock Candy Mountain] New Ò Wallace Stegner I can in all honesty not say that this was one of my heartfelt best books ever But can say convincingly that it was an excellent autbiographical novel Perhaps there was a scattering of way too much words all over the tale Too long T

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    [The Big Rock Candy Mountain] New Ò Wallace Stegner I feel spent having finished this book I took time reading it than any book in recent memory and it wasn't only its 563 pages that made it a long read I had to read with a pen at the ready so many ideas and images and thoughts I wanted to high

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    review The Big Rock Candy Mountain [The Big Rock Candy Mountain] New Ò Wallace Stegner In the Big Rock Candy MountainsThere's a land that's fair and brightWhere the handouts grow on bushesAnd you sleep out every nightWhere the boxcars all are emptyAnd the sun shines every dayOn the birds and the beesAnd the cigarette treesThe le

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