Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Open Book ~ May 2016
O Pioneers by Willa Cather was my pick for the category "a book I should I have read in high school" in this year's Modern Mrs Darcy reading challenge ~ and I'm so glad I did.
Cather's story of a Swedish family seeking to make a go of homesteading on the Nebraska prairies led by the level headed daughter after their father's death is lovely; filled with successes and failures, of people being kind to each other and people not. The writing is compelling and draws you in but doesn't overwhelm you as the various characters make their revelations slowly and with due deliberation.
While currently my TBR list is long I am now curious about this author's other works and will no doubt be back before too long.
Please now head over to Carolyn's for more Open Book!