"My Antonia" by Willa Cather

  • Aug 6, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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Set on the Nebraska prairie of the 1880s, My Ántonia tells the story of Ántonia Shimerda, daughter of a Bohemian immigrant.Through the eyes of Jim Burden, her tutor and admirer, we follow Ántonia's struggles and triumphs in the face of life's relentless hardships.

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  • Jim H.

    Lovely American pastoral seen through the lens of distance and memory. The harsh realities and the sudden flashes of majesty in the American Prairie

    1 · August 7, 2013

    • Wendy S.

      Well said. Cather presented such vivid imagery. After I read the book, I realized that I would have liked to be there with my camera.

      August 7, 2013

  • Iris

    Will be away on 8/6. Sorry to miss it.

    June 4, 2013

    • Wendy S.

      I missed your insightful comments.

      August 7, 2013

  • Laura S.

    Very interesting and enjoyable.

    August 6, 2013

  • Wendy S.

    Excellent .

    August 6, 2013

  • Wendy S.

    My life-long friend, who now lives in Nebraska with her husband from Red Cloud, (whose ancestors crossed the country in a covered wagon), had a birthday yesterday. I emailed her the concluding line from "My Antonia."

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Julia B.

    So sorry I won't be joining you all. I got off the waiting list too late to change plans - and to reread the book. Otherwise...

    August 4, 2013

  • Mary V.

    What a lovely read - after so many years it was like meeting an old friend. Looking forward to the discussion.

    July 12, 2013

  • Ann G.

    Enjoy Life and Fate discussion v. much. Will be there for My Antonia. Great group!

    July 12, 2013

  • Phyllis E.

    So sorry. Love this book and was looking forward to joining discussion, but can't make it.

    June 4, 2013

  • Kam

    good book. Alas, can't make it.

    May 31, 2013

  • marianne


    May 31, 2013

  • Janet

    Did we have a vote to select this title? I must have missed it.

    May 31, 2013

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