Study Guide

Angle of Repose Characters

By Wallace Stegner

Lyman Ward

Lyman Ward is a grump. If he were around today, he'd be writing long blog rants about how...

Susan Ward

Although Lyman Ward is ostensibly writing a book about both of his grandparents, he's mostly...

Oliver Ward

Oliver Ward is nothing like the dudes Susan grew up with. Those guys love literature; Oliver...

Frank Sargent

Frank Sargent is a tough guy to nail down. On the one hand, he seems like a solid dude—he...

Bessie and John

Although Susan doesn't see her family much after moving out west, her sister Bessie and...

Augusta and Thomas Hudson

Augusta and Thomas Hudson are everything that Susan wishes she could be. Augusta is her lifelong...

Shelly Rasmussen

Like Rodman, Shelly Rasmussen represents all of the things that Lyman Ward hates about 1970s...

Pricey

In a book filled with manly men, mega-talented artists, and literary geniuses, young Pricey is...

The Kids (Ollie, Betsy, and Agnes Ward)

Let's get one thing straight—Lyman Ward is writing a book about his grandparents, not their...

Ed and Ada Hawkes

Lyman Ward is one of the most cantankerous dudes we've ever met, but even he has a soft spot for...

Rodman Ward

Rodman Ward is basically the Swinging '70s in human form. Though that sounds pretty cool to us,...

Ellen

Although we don't actually meet her (the dream doesn't count), Ellen, Lyman's ex-wife, is crucial...