A Shooting Star by Wallace StegnerA Shooting Star by Wallace Stegner

A Shooting Star

byWallace Stegner

Paperback | November 1, 1996

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Sabrina Castro, an attractive woman with a strong New England heritage, is married to a wealthy, older California physician who no longer fulfills her dreams. An almost accidental misstep leads her down the slow descent of moral disintegration, until there is no place for her to go but up and out. How Sabrina comes to terms with her life is the theme of this absorbing personal drama, played out against the background of an old Peninsula estate where her mother lives among her servants, her memories of Boston, and her treasured family archives. A Shooting Star displays the storytelling powers that Wallace Stagner's fans have enjoyed for more than half a century.
Wallace Stegner (1909–1993) was the author of, among other novels, All the Little Live Things (winner of a Commonwealth Club Gold Medal), Angle of Repose (winner of the Pulitzer Prize), and The Spectator Bird (winner of the National Book Award). His nonfiction includes The Sound of Mountain Water, The Uneasy Chair: A Biography of Berna...
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Title:A Shooting StarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 7.8 × 5.2 × 0.9 inPublished:November 1, 1996Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014025241X

ISBN - 13:9780140252415

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Sabrina Castro is a wealthy, attractive woman married to an older society physician who no loonger fulfills her dreams. An almost accidental misstep leads her down the slow descent of moral disintegration. How she comes to terms with her life is the theme of this absorbing personal drama by the National Book Award-winning author of The Spectator Bird

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"Masterly and engaging"
—Carlos Baker, The New York Times Book Review

"One of our greatest contemporary novelists"
—The Washington Post