From the publisher: "A classic portrayal of the struggles of immigrants in the great plains of America. O Pioneers! is considered to be one of Willa Cather's greatest works. It is the story of Alexandra Bergson, a young girl who arrives in the prairie frontier of Hanover, Nebraska and grows up to build a prosperous farm. It is a story of success in the face of tragedy and the growth of a young woman along the way." Add Audible narration for $2.99.
On the harsh and wild frontier of the American West, Alexandra Bergson struggles to fulfill her father’s dying wish of establishing his family on the Nebraska table lands. Through hard times and abundant, through love and loss, through joy and suffering, Alexandra challenges both her family and the land in her quiet, honest way. Cather’s realistic depiction of life on the prairie is anchored by a smart, strong, independent heroine and heart-achingly beautiful prose which evokes both the melancholy and the awe-inspiring beauty of middle America at the turn of the century.