The Women on the Wall
ISBN10: 0803291108 ISBN13: 9780803291102 Contributors: Stegner, Wallace Earle Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr Published: Feb 1 1981 Weight: 0.70lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Written during World War II and its immediate aftermath, the eighteen stories of The Women on the Wall move from women to war and back again, but it is the women who remain central. There are Alma, a war bride who runs a farm better than the neighbor men; Lucy, a former WAAF, working through college; Tamsen, who keeps her husband drunk so she can do as she pleases; and the women on the wall, who, with nothing to do but wait for their husbands to return from the war, find their private consolations. To these stories Wallace Stegner brings the same skill and thoughtfulness that won him the National Book Award for The Spectator Bird.