Penelope Lively

My Antonia by Willa Cather

Introduction by Penelope Lively.

One of Cather’s earliest novels ― written in 1918 ― is the story of Antonia Shimerda, who arrives on the Nebraska frontier as part of a family of Bohemian emigrants. In quiet, probing depth, the story commemorates the spirit and courage of the immigrant pioneers whose persistence and strength helped build America.

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