"A powerful piece of writing, rich with the essence of a poor but beautiful country and a simple yet dignified people." —Sunday Times
"Quite simply a masterpiece . . . I am completely bowled over by it; by the power of its writing, by the vividness of its scene painting and by the stories it tells...This is a book which I go on rereading." —A.N. Wilson, Daily Telegraph
"A tremendous, ranging story, economical and distilled as poetry." —Jane Gardam
About the Author
Willa Cather (1873-1947) was born in Virginia where for generations her ancestors farmed land. She became a teacher and journalist and is one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century.