Grateful American Book Prize

Patriotic Pick for January 2022

“Look Homeward, Angel”
by Thomas Wolfe

Look Homeward, Angel
By Thomas Wolfe

Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here is one such title, suggested by author and storyteller Dr. Ed Lengel, chief historian at the National Medal of Honor Museum in Arlington, Texas:

Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe. “This had a powerful effect on me at a young age and my understanding of being an American,” says Lengel of Wolfe’s seminal novel about a boy’s desire to leave his humble North Carolina home in search of a richer, more intellectual life.

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