Remembering Laughter

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Wallace Stegner

Narrated By: Cassandra Campbell

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: June 2011

Duration: 3 hours 11 minutes


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.

'Adroit and moving'has the quality of a rueful ironic legend.''New York Times


  • Liza

    This book is full of sadness and sorrow. The power of betrayal, the power of infidelity, the depth of lies, and the inability to forgive, for years and years. And the laughter is a far memory, since it is not found in the household for years. As always with Stegner, the prose is beautiful, but this is one of his earlier novels and he has better and stronger ones. It is a 3.5 stars and worth reading, especially for Stegner's fans.

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