Wolf Willow: A History, A Story, And A Memory Of The Last Plains Frontier

Paperback | December 1, 2000

byWallace StegnerIntroduction byPage Stegner

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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.

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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 magnific...

Wallace Stegner was born in 1909 in Lake Mills, Iowa. The son of Scandinavian immigrants, he traveled with his parents and brother all over the West-to North Dakota, Washington, Saskatchewan, Montana, and Wyoming-before settling in Salt Lake City in 1921. Many of the landscapes he encountered in his peripatetic youth figure largely in ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.6 × 5 × 0.7 inPublished:December 1, 2000Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141185015

ISBN - 13:9780141185019

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Page Stegner
Suggestions for Further Reading

I. The Question Mark in the Circle
1. The Question Mark in the Circle
2. History Is a Pontoon Bridge
3. The Dump Ground

II. Preparation for a Civilization
1. First Look
2. The Divide
3. Horse and Gun
4. Half World: The Metis
5. Company of Adventurers
6. Last of the Exterminators
7. The Medicine Line
8. Law in a Red Coat
9. Capital of an Unremembered Past

III. The Whitemud River Range
1. Specification for a Hero
2. Genesis
3. Carrion Spring

IV. Town and Country
1. The Town Builders
2. Whitemud, Saskatchewan
3. The Garden of the World
4. The Making of Paths

Epilogue: False-Front Athens
Acknowledgments