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This was my first Willa Cather book. I can see why hers are often selectioned for high school student required reading. Her writing is not complicated and easy to understand. Her descriptions of the land are exquisite. I read the Five Stories because of the additional unfinished story about Avignon, France. Much to my chagrin, the story was actually about how Willa loved Avignon, wanted to write a story about it but since it was unfinished at the time of her death, she requested it be destroyed....more
Wilella Sibert Cather is an eminent author from the United States. She is perhaps best known for her depictions of U.S. life in novels such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and Death Comes for the Archbishop.More about Willa Cather...