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review by . May 12, 2013
An anguished filled novel that depicts many truths of the human condition.
There is something about a Willa Cather novel that has a long lasting affect, even after the last page has been read. Perhaps it is the joyful and vibrant expectancy of what idealism and hard work can yield. Or, perhaps, it is the cutting dagger of truth that bring her characters back to reality. Whatever it is, months and years can pass by, and for me, in the quiet stillness of reflection, pondering all the books that I've read, Willa Cather's plots and themes and language always ring …
review by . May 12, 2013
A beautifully conceived novel that is rich, earthy, poignant and genuine. Pure Cather.
In the tiny town of Sweet Water, in the open Western plains, freedom, toughness and human ingenuity ring supreme; for the inhabitants trying to cultivate and civilize the land and its outlaying citizens, those are paramount attributes that one must indeed have. But Sweet Water is different from other cowboy and Indian meccas, primarily because it has been somewhat tamed by the Transcontinental Railroad and the assorted luxury homes that stand solitarily in the vastness of the plains. Yet, the hardened …
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