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My Ántonia by Willa Cather
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Feb 15, 2010

really liked it
Read from February 03 to 12, 2010

I read this for an upcoming bookclub meeting. I'd read a number of books by Cather in college, but had somehow missed or forgotten this one. I'm very glad I read it.

The book has a wonderful sense of place, describing a Nebraska prairie with such vivid images that the reader feels transported. Like many of Cather's works, this book celebrates strong, independent women. Through Jim Burden's eyes, we meet Antonia, an immigrant who survives and thrives despite tough life circumstances. Jim's admiring, mostly glowing narrative makes an interesting contrast to the haunting, harsher stories told by others, including Antonia and other characters from Black Hawk, Nebraska.

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