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The Professor's House by Willa Cather
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it was amazing
bookshelves: audience-adults, 2021, challenge-unread-shelf, genre-classics

I really loved this book. The writing is beautiful, and I loved all the tense dynamics between the different characters, and the subtlety of the way Cather addresses a whole host of questions and themes. This is a quiet, cerebral book, and probably not the kind of thing a very plot-driven reader is going to enjoy, but for descriptions of land in the American West and commentary on wealth, friendship, regret, and home this is a great novel. The ending is subtle, but I'm finding myself thinking a lot about the story now that I've seen all the pieces fit together, and I'm not sure there is one definitive conclusion Cather wants us to draw. It seems to me that the point was to raise questions and prompt the reader to think about them - and that is certainly what I am doing now and likely will be doing for weeks to come.
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Reading Progress

April 24, 2020 – Shelved
April 24, 2020 – Shelved as: physical-tbr
January 25, 2021 – Started Reading
January 25, 2021 –
page 46
17.83%
January 26, 2021 –
page 168
65.12%
January 27, 2021 – Shelved as: audience-adults
January 27, 2021 – Shelved as: 2021
January 27, 2021 – Shelved as: challenge-unread-shelf
January 27, 2021 – Shelved as: genre-classics
January 27, 2021 – Finished Reading

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