This novel tells the story of Alexandra Bergson as she inherits her father's failing farm, raises her brothers alone, and is torn by the emergence of an unexpected passion. In this, her second novel, Willa Cather brings authenticity to the struggles of immigrant pioneer women and brings to life the sights, sounds and scents of the windy Nebraska prairie. Long regarded as a literary landmark, O Pioneers! is simply and beautifully told, and reveals the emerging voice—independent, direct, and heartfelt—of one of America's greatest authors.
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