Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs

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Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs

Living and Writing in the West

By Wallace Earle Stegner; T. H. Watkins (Afterword by)

Modern Library, Paperback, 9780375759321, 272pp.

Publication Date: April 9, 2002

Description
Nominated for a National Book Critics Circle award, "Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs" gathers together Wallace Stegner's most important and memorable writings on the American West: its landscapes, diverse history, and shifting identity; its beauty, fragility, and power. With subjects ranging from the writer's own migrant childhood to the need to protect what remains of the great western wilderness (which Stegner dubs the geography of hope ) to poignant profiles of western writers such as John Steinbeck and Norman Maclean, this collection is a riveting testament to the power of place. At the same time it communicates vividly the sensibility and range of this most gifted of American writers, historians, and environmentalists.


About the Author
T. H. Watkins (1936 2000) was the first Wallace Stegner Dis-tinguished Professor of Western American Studies at Montana State University. Watkins wrote twenty-eight books on history, the environment, and nature, including "Righteous Pilgrim: The Life of Harold Ickes," which won a "Los Angeles Times" Book Award."


Praise For Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs

“No one has written more or better about the West, past and present, than Wallace Stegner.”—USA Today