Message Board

John Williams Message Board 1/1/2012
Talk about the novels, new and used books that Williams has written!

Author Williams's Book Reviews

William Stoner is a teacher at a small Midwestern college around the time of World War I who lives a quiet and often tragic life as he struggles with his career and an unhappy marriage. The novel begins by describing William Stoner after his death. We are told that Stoner was a teacher who was forgotten by his students and colleagues and whose life contained no notable achievements. This unusual beginning alerts the reader that this is going to be a down...