Willa Cather was born on a sheep farm near Winchester, Virginia in 1873 and moved with her family to Nebraska in 1883. Cather later described the experience of moving as a child from the rolling and verdant Shenandoah Valley to the open prairie as “a kind of erasure of personality.”
My Ántonia is around 175 pages and written in an accessible style, making it a perfect book to enjoy on your upcoming spring break. The Library has several copies, and an attractive web version is available from Americanliterature.com. The novel is also a Big Read selection from the National Endowment of the Arts, which has an excellent website devoted to the novel.
The discussion will take place at 12:00 in the Library Conference Room (located inside Library Administration). For information about this or other Library Book Club events, please contact Harold Henkel at firstname.lastname@example.org.