“William Stoner goes from a hardscrabble farming childhood to life as a scholar of English literature. As the years pass and he encounters disappointment and heartache, Stoner rediscovers the stoic silence of his forebears. It’s difficult to create a story like this that tells the arc of a man’s life in one shot. Finely crafted, realistic and bittersweet.”
–Monnie, Meadows Branch
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