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Margaret Stuart, the proud wife of a prosperous Iowa farmer, sets high standards for herself and others. Happy in her marriage, she tries to look the other way when her genial husband, Alec, takes to the bottle. When Elspeth, Margaret’s sister, comes to live with them, the young woman is immediately captivated by the beauty and vitality of the farm and by the affection she receives from those around her. But as summer turns into fall and the friendship between Alec and Elspeth deepens, Margaret finds her spirit tested by a series of events that seem as cruel and inevitable as the endless prairie winters.
Remembering Laughter marked Wallace Stegner’s brilliant literary debut.
©1937 Wallace Stegner. renewed 1965 by Wallace Stegner (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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“Adroit and moving…has the quality of a rueful ironic legend.” ( New York Times)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Qtsbuster on 12-21-17

A Sad Story

This one is pretty sad, but the writing of it is flawless as Stegner’s writing is.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Sandra on 03-08-15

sandy at 60

good story and probably true about women at that time, SAD FOR THEM. A GOOD READ

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