Wolf Willow

Wolf Willow

A History, a Story, and a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier

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  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101153666
  • 336 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


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. This Twentieth-Century Classics edition includes a new introductory essay by Page Stegner.

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

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