On my nightstand… ‘Crossing to Safety’

Phil Schneider, president of Milwaukee-based Schneider Strategy Consulting, picked up “Crossing to Safety” by Wallace Stegner at Renaissance Books in the airport during a recent business trip.

Schneider had previously read Stegner’s “Collected Stories” and was drawn to his style.

“I am thoroughly enjoying the prose of a witty and literate writer and his well-crafted stories,” he said.

Published in 1987, “Crossing to Safety” is a semi-autobiographical novel that takes the reader through a series of flashbacks from the life of main character Larry Morgan, spanning from his experience as a young professor during the Great Depression in Madison to the final stages of his life.

“Summer, for me, is a time for fiction and luxuriating with a well written novel by a master author,” Schneider said. “Stegner is such an author, and this novel does not disappoint.”

Phil Schneider

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