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My Antonia by Willa Cather
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What a dear, wonderful story that I just want to clutch to my heart and keep forever. It brings back to me such feelings of love and connectedness to the land as I haven't felt since my years on the farm. The richness of the descriptions of the struggle to make a homestead in desolate Nebraska are truthful and stark and perfect. Some may criticize the lack of plot, but I think the portraits of characters that Cather writes are the real backbone of the story, not to mention it is simply a story about growing up and finding out what is really important. Truly deserves its label as an American Classic.
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Joanne G. Definitely will go on my reading list!


Kathleen Oh yes, I thought of you throughout. I hope you like it!


Laura Willa Cather is one of my favorite authors. Her characters have a depth and appeal that is timeless. "Death Comes for the Archbishop" also has lovely descriptions of the land, although it is the American Southwest rather than Nebraska. It has been a while since I've read this one; I need to pick it up and read it again.


Kathleen Laura wrote: "Willa Cather is one of my favorite authors. Her characters have a depth and appeal that is timeless. "Death Comes for the Archbishop" also has lovely descriptions of the land, although it is the Am..."

I agree, Laura, Cather is wonderful. I did just finish O Pioneers! and was not as drawn into the story as I was with My Antonia. I need to put Death Comes for the Archbishop on reserve--you're the third person who's said I need to read that one!



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