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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Willa Cather Narrator: Alexis O'Donahue Publisher: Open Book Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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On the harsh and wild frontier of the American West, Alexandra Bergson struggles to fulfill her father's dying wish of establishing his family on the Nebraska table lands. Through hard times and abundant, through love and loss, through joy and suffering, Alexandra challenges both her family and the land in her quiet, honest way. Cather's realistic depiction of life on the prairie is anchored by a smart, strong, independent heroine and heart-achingly beautiful prose which evokes both the melancholy and the awe-inspiring beauty of middle America at the turn of the century.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vikki | 5/24/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. I read it for the Menninger Book Discussion. That group had many things to say about it, including that Willa Cather was lesbian. I enjoyed the book and would like to read more of Willa Cather. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 11/2/2011

    " My first time reading this, but won't be my last. This book truly is a classic and should be read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosie | 10/9/2011

    " I'm always baffled when people say they can't read Cather. I find her very accessible & capable of delivering powerful story, narrative, imagery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jillian | 10/1/2011

    " beautiful. just beautiful. love love love. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hannah | 9/28/2011

    " The story of Alexandra explores relationships between women and the developmet of "lesbian" relationships. Alexandra quickly abandons her attempt in the relationship, when an old crush from girlhood suddenly visits. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Lou | 9/28/2011

    " Read this for book club. It's a classic book, but seems a bit dated now.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 9/14/2011

    " A great book with a wonderful strong woman character. I read My Antonia years ago and love Willa Cather as a writer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Taryn | 9/13/2011

    " I read this a long time ago, all I remember is being super bored reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 9/10/2011

    " Gone with the Wind meets Little House on the Prairie "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 9/6/2011

    " This story is quite sad, but I've always loved Willa Cather's style. Her words are delicate and vivid at the same time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 9/6/2011

    " She is a WRITER. I am biased, these are my people, German and Scandinavian immigrants of the northern great plains. I am in love though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lori | 8/31/2011

    " I was a bit disappointed with this book. Not what I was expecting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 8/26/2011

    " This book is not for the faint of heart. It will seem as though nothing is happening for a very long time. But, if you can glean meaning from the first 150 pages, the last 20 are shocking. It's probably only for English majors and history buffs, but I loved it. "

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About the Author
Author Willa Cather

Willa Cather (1873–1947), the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of more than fifteen books, is widely considered one of the most distinguished American writers of the early twentieth century. She grew up in Nebraska and is best known for her depictions of frontier life on the Great Plains in novels such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and Song of the Lark. In 1944 she was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction.