Study Guide

Angle of Repose Part 1, Chapter 3

By Wallace Stegner

Part 1, Chapter 3

  • Back in the present, Lyman has recently hired a housekeeper/assistant, and she's awful. He can't help but think about how good of an assistant his grandma would have been.
  • So, Lyman has fired the assistant and hired Ada's daughter, Shelly Rasmussen, instead. Shelly seems like she'll do a good job, but Lyman is a little unsettled by her confidence and "boldness" (1.3.48).