About the Author
Born in Virginia, Willa Cather (1873-1948) moved with her family to Nebraska before she was ten, which later provided the setting for her best-known novels. The books O Pioneers! and My Antonia, especially, with their focus on immigrant life on the prairie, established Cather as a major American novelist.
Date of Birth:December 7, 1873
Date of Death:April 27, 1947
Place of Birth:Winchester, Virginia
Place of Death:New York, New York
Education:B.A., University of Nebraska, 1895
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have read Cather's short stories and wanted to experience her novels. She has such a nice way of bringing history and the time period to life. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It has no agenda, it is just a lovely story of friendship through life's difficulties.