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Great Plains Trilogy (Book 1)

Willa Cather

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Beloved American novelist Willa Cather's nostalgic classic about life on the Midwest prairie.

Emigrating from Bohemia to Black Hawk, Nebraska, with her family, Ántonia discovers no white-framed farmhouse or snug barn. Instead, the cultured Shimerda f... View details

I FIRST HEARD OF Ántonia on what seemed to me an interminable journey across the great midland plain of North America. I was ten years old then; I had lost both my father and mother within a year, and...
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The Song of the Lark is the third novel by American author Willa Cather. The title comes from a painting of the same name by Jules Adolphe Aim Louis Breton. The story is about an ambitious young woman, Thea Kronborg, who leaves her town to go to the ... View details

Dr. Howard Archie had just come up from a game of pool with the Jewish clothier and two traveling men who happened to be staying overnight in Moonstone. His offices were in the Duke Block, over the dr...
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The lake was legendary before she was born. Where the Mississippi swallows the Chippewa, a wide tributary flowing sluggishly out of great Wisconsin pine forests to the north, the river swells at the d...
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Lewis Carroll Shelf Award

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Little House in the Big Woods takes place in 1871 and introduces us to four-year-old Laura, who lives in a log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. She shares the cabin with her Pa, ... View details

The great, dark trees of the Big Woods stood all around the house, and beyond them were other trees and beyond them were more trees. As far as a man could go to the north in a day, or a week, or a who...
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Willa Cather's best known novel is an epic-almost mythic-story of a single human life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern desert. In 1851 Father Jean Marie Latour comes to serve as the Apostolic Vicar to New Mexico. What he finds is a vas... View details

One afternoon in the autumn of 1851 a solitary horseman, followed by a pack-mule, was pushing through an arid stretch of country somewhere in central New Mexico. He had lost his way, and was trying to...
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"Belongs on your must-read list. This novel is a gem." -Omaha World-Herald

Nancy E. Turner's unforgettable These Is My Words melds the sweeping adventures and dramatic landscapes of Lonesome Dove with the heartfelt emotional saga of Oldest Living Co... View details

A storm is rolling in, and that always makes me a little sad and wistful so I got it in my head to set to paper all these things that have got us this far on our way through this heathen land. Its bee...
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Pioneer Girl follows the Ingalls family's journey through Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, back to Minnesota, and on to Dakota Territory sixteen years of travels, unforgettable experiences, and the everyday people who became immortal thr... View details

Laura Ingalls Wilder completed the original, handwritten draft of her autobiography, now known as Pioneer Girl, in the spring of 1930 and presented it to her daughter Rose Wilder Lane on May 7. The na...
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At once intimate and epic, The Orchardist is historical fiction at its best, in the grand literary tradition of William Faulkner, Marilynne Robinson, Michael Ondaatje, Annie Proulx, and Toni Morrison.

In her stunningly original and haunting debut no... View details

His face was as pitted as the moon. He was tall, broad-shouldered, and thick without being stocky, though one could see how he would pass into stockiness; he had already taken on the barrel-chested st...
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No book has a better claim to have invented the myth of the American West.

It is 1871 in Cottonwoods, Utah.

This is the story of the gunman, Lassiter, and the Mormon rancher, Jane Withersteen.... View details

Jane Withersteen gazed down the wide purple slope with dreamy andtroubled eyes. A rider had just left her and it was his messagethat held her thoughtful and almost sad, awaiting the churchmenwho were ...
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The Virginian is a pioneering novel set in the Wild West describing the life of the foreman of the Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming. It was the first true western written, aside from the tiny dime novels. It paved the way for many more westerns by famous auth... View details

1860 Owen Wister is born on July 14 in Germantown, Pennsylvania , a suburb of Philadelphia. His father belongs to a prominent, wealthy family with roots in Philadelphia stretching back to the 1700s; h...
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