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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (501 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wallace Stegner Narrator: Cassandra Campbel Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I thought Remembering Laughter a perfect little novel, clean, swift, and assured, and I can still feel the weight of the disaster in it.”

    Wendell Berry, author of That Distant Land

  • “There is no use to mention the assurance and calm that Mr. Stegner brings to his first book—it has to be read to be believed.”

    Saturday Review

  • “Published in 1937, Remembering Laughter launched the Pulitzer Prize–winning Stegner’s career as a novelist.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michelle | 2/13/2014

    " A lot like Angle of Repose, but not as developed or as meaningful. Good, but not great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Caroline | 2/12/2014

    " This novella is a poignant, believable parable about the consuming effects of holding a grudge. Interesting read; makes for interesting sermon ideas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by LuAnn | 2/11/2014

    " I am such a huge fan of Wallace Stegner. He falls into the category of "classic" writing and each book is a treat! In Remembering Laughter, he brings the story of a woman whose husband has an affair with her younger sister. It's an entirely new take on sibling relationships that I've not read in any story before. And, as always, he tells it in his unique and utterly fascinating style of writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Liz Findlay | 2/5/2014

    " great short-story. First work Stegnar won a price for. "

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