Annal: 1977 National Book Award for Fiction

Results of the National Book Award in the year 1977.

Book:The Spectator Bird

The Spectator Bird

Wallace Stegner

Joe Allston is a retired literary agent whose parents and only son are dead, and who feels that he has been a mere spectator through life. Than a postcard from a friend causes him to return to the journals of a trip he took to his mother’s birthplace to search for his roots; memories of that journey reveal tha t he is not quite spectator enough.

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