Saturday, January 31, 2015

My Antonia by Willa Cather

I finished my first book for the Back to the Classics 2015 challenge, and I really enjoyed it.  My Antonia, by Willa Cather, is my 20th century classic.  The story is narrated by Jim Burden, who loses his parents at the age of 10 and is sent by relatives in Virginia to live with his grandparents in Black Hawk, Nebraska.  Antonia, one of 4 children of the Shimerda family, is traveling to Black Hawk on the same train as Jim.  The Shimerdas are the first Bohemian family to come to Black Hawk.  Antonia is just a few years older than Jim, and they become friends.  The book was well written, the story was interesting, and I rate it 4 out of 5.

1 comment:

Kathy A. Johnson said...

I've got this on my TBR list so I'm glad to hear you liked it. I read O Pioneers! and enjoyed it, and I think that was the first Willa Cather book I've ever read. Another hole in my literary education.