I am very excited to announce that my book club's next read is O'Pioneers (Book 1) Willa Cather. I have always wanted to read Willa Cather and found that O'Pioneers was the first novel in the Great Plains trilogy. This novel is also a banned book (#83 on the frequently banned list on ALA's site)! A great way to celebrate the freedom to read, tick one more classic book off my list and it also fits the theme for one of my Goodreads group read (American West).
O Pioneers! tells the story of the Bergsons, a family of Swedish immigrants in the farm country near the fictional town of Hanover, Nebraska, at the turn of the 20th century. The main character, Alexandra Bergson, inherits the family farmland when her father dies, and she devotes her life to making the farm a viable enterprise at a time when other immigrant families are giving up and leaving the prairie. The novel is also concerned with two romantic relationships, one between Alexandra and family friend Carl Linstrum and another between Alexandra's brother Emil and the married Marie Shabata. - from Wikipedia
I am hoping to finish this novel by the end of the month and will come back to review but also let you know why this book was banned.
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