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A unique compilation of short fiction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather

Best known for the distinctive portraits of the people and land of the American West in her prairie novels, Willa Cather is one of the greatest American writers of this century. The fourteen short stories in this richly diverse collection, along with an exemplary introduction by author Cynt...more
Paperback, Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics, 336 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Penguin Books
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Lori
cather is a brilliant writer - i loved this collection of short stories. she definitely had a deep appreciation for the fine arts/music - there are many references throughout the majority of the stories in this collection which i enjoyed. each story it quite different from the next - but i'd say a common theme connecting the collection is that nearly every character portrayed here was quite forlorn and melancholy (even if from all outward appearances, all would seem to be peachy-keen)...a lot of...more
Hortense
Cather's fine female creation Lena Lingard "gives her heart away freely but keeps her head for business and getting on in the world." OK, then, love anything that moves. All these girls have great ankles. The ability to love is in abundance. Unstymied. and they are not all that skinny. I just wish I had a head for business.
Danelle
I really liked this collection of short stories. They were all really good - my favorites being 'Coming, Aphrodite', 'The Sculptor's Funeral', & 'Old Mrs. Harris'.
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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.

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