• My Ántonia

    My Ántonia

    Cather, Willa

    The reminiscences of a New York lawyer, Jim Burden, about his boyhood in Nebraska, particularly of a young Bohemian girl named Antonia, are set against the backdrop of the immigrants assimilating to the new country.

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  • A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

    Bird, Isabella L.

    First published in 1879, this classic story of a woman’s journey through the West ranges from encounters with wildlife to observing the unruly lives of miners and pioneer settlers.

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  • Book-It Repertory Theatre Staged Readings at the Central Library

    Book-It Repertory Theatre Staged Readings at the Central Library

    Book-It Repertory Theatre

    Book-It Repertory Theatre’s staged readings from Chris Cleave's "Little Bee," adapted and directed by Annie Lareau, about lives forever changed by a chance meeting on a beach in Nigeria.

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  • A Lost Lady

    A Lost Lady

    Cather, Willa

    Materialism and civilization create changes in the culture of the frontier plains, as observed by a pioneer woman, in an illustrated edition with notes and an essay.

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  • Obscure Destinies

    Obscure Destinies

    Cather, Willa

    Three stories by Cather are set in the Great Plains and reflect her return to the well of memory that had inspired the books that made her reputation.

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  • O Pioneers!

    O Pioneers!

    Cather, Willa

    In a novel that conveys both the physical realities of the plains, as well as the mythic sweep of the transformation of the frontier, a remarkable woman arrives on the prairie and works to build a farm in pioneer days.

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  • The Selected Letters of Willa Cather

    The Selected Letters of Willa Cather

    Cather, Willa

    Cather’s personal correspondences includes whimsical teenage reports of her 1880s Red Cloud, Nebraska life, which inspired her pioneer novels, and letters written throughout her life.

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  • The Children's Blizzard

    The Children's Blizzard

    Laskin, David

    The gripping story of an epic prairie snowstorm that killed hundreds of newly arrived settlers and cast a shadow on the promise of the American frontier.

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  • Frontier Grit

    Frontier Grit

    Monson, Marianne

    Twelve women share stories of enduring hardships, overcoming obstacles, and changing the world.

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  • The Dreamer and the Doctor

    The Dreamer and the Doctor

    Nisbet, Jack

    The lives of a pioneer woman physician and her immigrant husband, a naturalist, reveal the human and environmental landscapes that formed their era but reflect the issues that still exist today.

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