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My Antonia - Willa Cather
My Antonia
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780395083567 (0395083567)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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Merle rated it
3.0 My Antonia by Willa Cather
This is one of those classics that didn't do much for me, unfortunately. It's the sort of book teenagers forced to read it for school must loathe, full of lengthy, vivid descriptions of the landscape and without a driving plot - rather, it describes a couple of people growing up. Certainly it is a w...
In Love of Books and Friendship
In Love of Books and Friendship rated it
5.0 My Antonia
A most poignant fictional story told as a memoir by Jim Burden of his childhood friend Antonia. At the turn of the century in the late 1800's, Jim is orphaned and moves from Virginia to live with his grandparents on the Nebraska prairie and a life of farming. The Burdens are a perfect example of n...
spoko rated it
Man, I love this book. I tried reading it once before, 10 or 15 years ago, and let the "frame" stand in the way. (To be fair, it's pretty lame—as most frames are.) So glad I gave it another shot, though, and got past that this time. Cather's writing here is on a par with O Pioneers!. She fleshes o...
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it
I was warned before I read this book that it had a very sad ending, but really I think it had the opposite. The book ends with people finding joy in whatever their circumstances. I can't believe I never got around to reading this book before!
Ms. Margie
Ms. Margie rated it
Did you know that in parts of Nebraska, you can still see the Oregon Trail? Not the highway that goes along the route of the trail, but the actual wagon wheel ruts. I foresee a day in which people forget what they are, and are puzzled by them. I thought about the wagon wheel ruts while I was read...
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