Tonight I finished reading the beautiful and touching novel, by
Willa Cather, My Antonia, 1918. This book is truly a tribute to the
heroic lives of pioneer women and paints a haunting portrait of the
spirited daughter of Czech immigrants, who settle in Nebraska. One
of WT's ancestral lines made their way to Nebraska during this same
time period, eventually settling in Missouri, so this book was
particularly intriguing. Cather’s vividly descriptive, flowing style made
this book a joy to read. Considered one of the great figures of early
twentieth century American literature, Pulitzer prize winning author,
Cather (1873-1947) was inspired by her early pioneer life on Great
Plains, especially her native Nebraska. This novel gets two thumbs
way up in my little manor notebook of "A Few of My Favorite Things".
book. Loved it.