Reader recommendation: Angle of Repose

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

Wallace Stegner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Angle of Repose is a beautiful read about an artist out West who sends letters to a dear friend back East. I found myself jotting down quotes: “Mexico was my Paris and my Rome.” Now I want to read about the real artist, Mary Hallock Foote, upon whose letters this painterly novel was based.

of stories this month > Get unlimited stories
You've read of 5 free stories

Only $1 for your first month.

Get unlimited Monitor journalism.