One Book One Nebraska Program Selects Cather Classic


“O Pioneers!” by Willa Cather is Nebraska’s reading choice for the 2013 One Book One Nebraska statewide reading program.

Cather’s “O Pioneers!” is the story of the Bergsons, a family of Swedish pioneers that settles on the American prairie. While Alexandra, the family matriarch, turns the family farm into a financial success, her brother Emil struggles.

A novel surprisingly ahead of its time, this work touches on a wide range of enduring themes—love, marriage, temptation, and isolation.

The One Book One Nebraska reading program, sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book,...

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