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Extended Audio Sample The Song of the Lark, by Willa Cather Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,948 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Willa Cather Narrator: Pam Ward Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The daughter of a Swedish minister growing up in Colorado, Thea Kronborg’s musical talent sets her apart from her contemporaries. Driven by her determination to satisfy her artistic impulse, she moves to Chicago, where she falls in love with a wealthy married man.

The novel follows Thea’s growth from provincial midwesterner to acclaimed international opera singer. Her ability to resolve the tensions between her personal and professional lives and to communicate through her art makes her an unusual and thoroughly modern heroine.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Kelley | 2/17/2014

    " All I have to say is thank goodness it is over, it didn't keep my attention, I didn't really like the main character, and the descriptives bogged down the novel. "

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

    " I love Willa Cather. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathe | 1/31/2014

    " Despite being about the life of a woman who becomes a well-respected opera diva, this felt like a look into the life of Willa Cather, and what motivated her to pursue a career in writing. That story would make a good novel as well. Rather slow at times, but I liked how she tried to uncover the feelings and motivations of minor characters as well. In a sense, she comes to understand the debt she owes to so many individuals. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Katherine | 1/30/2014

    " I did not like this book very much. I probably would have given up on it if it wasn't the Book Club choice. The first 100 pages were painful, but the rest of the book was a little better. Overall, I don't have much to say about the content - it wasn't interesting to me. "

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