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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16,039 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Willa Cather Narrator: Kate Readin Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or a woman,” writes Willa Cather in O Pioneers! The country is America; the woman is Alexandra Bergson, a fiercely independent young Swedish immigrant girl who inherits her father’s farm in Nebraska. A model of emotional strength, courage, and resolve, Alexandra fights long and hard to transform her father’s patch of raw, wind-blasted prairie into a highly profitable business.

A gripping saga of love, murder, greed, failure, and triumph, O Pioneers! vividly portrays the hardships of prairie life. Above all, it champions the belief that hard work is the surest road to personal fulfillment. Described upon publication in the New York Times as “American in the best sense of the word,” O Pioneers! celebrates the men and women who struggled to build a nation that is both compelling and contradictory.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Eryn | 2/19/2014

    " I preferred Giants in the Earth over this book, but still interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mandy | 2/19/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. It reminded me a lot of My Antonia, mostly because of the beauty of the writing. Reading it gave me the same steady, peaceful feeling that sitting outside under a tree does. So much of the book is caught up in the eminence of the land and the way it rules people's lives. I admire the way Alexandra calmly accepts the way life is and continues to struggle and earn happiness and abundance for herself and her family. At one point, she says something about how the only way to be happy is to work really hard. It made me feel lazy that all I did was read all day! Anyway, it was a fantastic book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rachel | 2/18/2014

    " The writing is as methodical as her main character. As a Scandinavian-American, I thought she equated my ethnicity with shallow and boring. Not so! In general, though, I still enjoyed the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alise | 2/17/2014

    " Oh Willa Cather and your old world weirdos! Great stuff! "

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