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Wolf Willow : a history, a story, and a memory of the last Plains frontier /

by Stegner, Wallace.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Penguin twentieth-century classics: Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2000.Description: xxi, 306 pages : maps ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0141185015; 9780141185019.Subject(s): Stegner, Wallace, 1909-1993 -- Childhood and youth | Frontier and pioneer life -- Cypress Hills Region (Alta. and Sask.) | Cypress Hills Region (Alta. and Sask.) -- Social life and customs | Cypress Hills Region (Alta. and Sask.) -- Fiction | Fiction | Fiction
Contents:
The question mark in the circle -- History is a pontoon bridge -- The dump ground -- First look -- The divide -- Horse and gun -- Half world: the Metis -- Company of adventurers -- Last of the exterminators -- The medicine line -- Law in a red coat -- Capital of an unremembered past -- Specification for a hero -- Genesis -- Carrion spring -- The town builders -- Whitemud, Saskatchewan -- The garden of the world -- The making of paths -- Epilogue: False-front Athens.
Review: "Pulitzer Prize-winning author Wallace Stegner's boyhood was spent on the beautiful and remote frontier of the Cypress Hills in southern Saskatchewan, where his family homesteaded from 1914 to 1920. In a recollection of his years there, Stegner applied childhood remembrances and adult reflection to the history of the region to create this wise and enduring portrait of a pioneer community existing on the verge of a modern world."--Jacket.
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Wallace Stegner weaves together fiction and nonfiction, history and impressions, childhood remembrance and adult reflections in this unusual portrait of his boyhood. Set in Cypress Hills in southern Saskatchewan, where Stegner's family homesteaded from 1914 to 1920, Wolf Willow brings to life both the pioneer community and the magnificent landscape that surrounds it.<br> <br> For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Includes bibliographical references (pages xx-xxi).

"Pulitzer Prize-winning author Wallace Stegner's boyhood was spent on the beautiful and remote frontier of the Cypress Hills in southern Saskatchewan, where his family homesteaded from 1914 to 1920. In a recollection of his years there, Stegner applied childhood remembrances and adult reflection to the history of the region to create this wise and enduring portrait of a pioneer community existing on the verge of a modern world."--Jacket.

The question mark in the circle -- History is a pontoon bridge -- The dump ground -- First look -- The divide -- Horse and gun -- Half world: the Metis -- Company of adventurers -- Last of the exterminators -- The medicine line -- Law in a red coat -- Capital of an unremembered past -- Specification for a hero -- Genesis -- Carrion spring -- The town builders -- Whitemud, Saskatchewan -- The garden of the world -- The making of paths -- Epilogue: False-front Athens.

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