Willa Cather

Willa Sibert Cather (December 7, 1873 – April 24, 1947) was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and The Song of the Lark. In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours (1922), a novel set during World War I. Cather grew up in Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska. She lived and worked in Pittsburgh for ten years, then at the age of 33 she moved to New York, where she lived for the rest of her life.


O Pioneers!

O PioneersAuthor: Willa Cather 
Price: $0.99 (ePub Edition) 
ISBN: 978-1-935702-17-7
Published: April 8, 2013 
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Considered a landmark of American fiction, Cather’s early novel O Pioneers! recounts the struggles of young Alexandra Bergson, who becomes the head of her family following the death of her father. Alexandra is also entrusted with the preservation of the Nebraska farmlands her father tended after emigrating from Sweden. Stronger and more resolute than most, Alexandra must battle against the forces of drought and depression while attempting to survive in the untamed country.