This stirring novel about World War I won the Pulitzer Prize in 1922. In the lucid, unadorned prose that were her hallmark, Cather brings to life the simple Nebraska farm folk and their tranquil rural lifestyle, showing how the Great War, seemingly so far away on the Old Continent, eventually touches them all.
Willa Sibert Cather (1873 - 1947) was born in Virginia but spent most of her young adult life in Nebraska. After graduating from the University of Nebraska, she moved to Pittsburgh, where she worked as an editor for two small publications and then taught high-school English. She then moved to New York City and became the managing editor at McClure's Magazine from 1906 to 1912. Among her many novels are Alexander's Bridge, O Pioneers!, Song of the Lark, My Antonia, One of Ours, for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, Death Comes for the Archbishop, Shadows on the Rock, and many other works.