Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The dark Little House on the Prairie

My ÁntoniaMy Ántonia by Willa Cather
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

One guy at a book discussion group called it the dark Little House on the Prairie. Hadn't thought of it that way, but there are several dark scenes, including 3 suicides, a gruesome wolf attack, etc. The pioneer life of the early 1900s is pictured (paradoxically) romantically, yet with warts intact. Engaging, but not entirely absent of yawns.


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