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Crossing To Safety

By Wallace Stegner


341 pages

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. Quote- “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?”

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