The final novel in the Great Plains trilogy, this is a celebration of the American midwest with Cather’s strongest heroine at its heartJim and Antonia meets as children in the wide open plains of Nebraska at the end of the nineteenth century. Jim leaves for college and a career in the east, while Antonia stays at home, dedicating herself to her farm and family. As the years roll by, Jim will come to view Antonia as the embodiment of the prairie itself – tough, spirited and enduring, despite the hardness and loneliness of pioneer life. Willa Cather’s beautiful novel is a celebration of the Nebraskan prairie she loved she much, and a powerful depiction of a pivotal era in the making of America.
Penguin Books, 2018 (1918)