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Willa Cather
Birth date: December 07, 1873
Died: April 24, 1947
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 5 months ago
Cather's book is about immigration, romanticism, symbolism, classism, and sexism.On one hand, the story is suppose to be about Antonia, the eldest daughter of recent immigrates to the American prairie. But it is more about what Antonia represents to those around her. Beauty, childhood, the prairie i...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 2 years ago
This one tugged at my heart. All of the ingredients did: the hard life on new countries, the stubbornness of immigrants, the strong girl and all the quirky people you may find around her, the small town tragedies. Most of all this love for the land, and the strange, difficult to explain ties one...
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it 3 years ago
A pleasant surprise that I really enjoyed reading this short novel. I had never read a Willa Cather novel before, but she was recommended by David McCullough so I thought I would give it a shot. I loved the writing style, and found myself quickly turning pages and thinking of the book when I had t...
BagEndBooks
BagEndBooks rated it 3 years ago
Alexandra is incredible. She was strong, and suffered at the hands of all of her brothers. The story was beautiful, even in it's sadness. The writing was poetic and kept me reading.I loved the ending. The scene where Alexandra realizes it was Jesus who she had been dreaming about for much of her lif...
Merle
Merle rated it 4 years ago
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...
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