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The Song of the Lark


This is perhaps Willa Cather's most autobiographical work, published in 1918.

The Song of the Lark is the second book in Willa Cather's "prairie trilogy" of novels, the other two being O Pioneers! (1913) and My Antonia (1918).

Reading Cather's works was one of the best gifts given me by a Catholic school education because I had Sister Rosamunda explaining that this was not Laura Ingalls Wilder's soft rewriting of hard scrabble life, but instead had characters that were three dimensional, self-interested, and believable with variations of behavior that are not easily described as good or bad. These are great books for any reader and will keep your attention if you have any wit. I envy your discovery of her writing.--Submitted by Jeff ODonnell

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Willa Cather

    Part I - Friends of Childhood

    Part II - The Song of the Lark

    Part III - Stupid Faces

    Part IV - The Ancient People

    Part V - Dr. Archie's Adventure

    Part VI - Kronborg

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