" Despite the thesis-writing so long ago, there are many Cather books I haven't read. I was so in-depth in the ones I wrote about, there was no time! But she won the Pullitzer for this one, and I can guess why. It was a timely, tragic record of the losses of WW1, in personal detail. Following Claude through his frustrated, boring life in Nebraska after the frontier is no longer a frontier, he only finds fulfillment in war-torn France. So sad, but so right at the end, as well, as most Cather books are. My initial dislike for Claude gave way to a grudging respect for a man out of time and out of place. "
— Amanda, 1/20/2014