Review: The Big Rock Candy Mountain

Wallace Stegner (1943)

An awesome novel set in the American West of the early 1900s, beautifully written and filled with moving passages. Meet Bo Mason, a good man who’s never satisfied with what he has and is constantly on the lookout for the next big win. His long-suffering wife Elsa, who yearns for stability and a place to call home to put down roots for her family. And Bruce, the character at the heart of this book, the youngest son whose troubled childhood and intense hatred of his father makes this book a powerful father-son story, loosely based on Stegner’s own life.

An impressive first work by this amazing author–high on my list.


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