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Crossing to Safety
by Wallace Stegner

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

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Crossing to Safety follows two couples through life, Larry and Sally Morgan, and Sid and Charity Lang, who meet every year at a compound in Vermont. The introduction by Terry Tempest Williams proclaims "Crossing to Safety is a love story... in the sense that it explores private lives. No outsider ever knows the interior landscape of a marriage." Crossing to Safety was a National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee for Fiction in 1987.


World Literature is a member-led group. It's free to all members, and all are welcome to attend. Many of the selections discussed are critically acclaimed works translated into English. World Literature Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month (excluding holidays).

World Literature Book Group Meetings

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