Biography: American author Willa Cather (1873-1947) grew up in Nebraska and wrote novels that live and breathe the air of the Great Plains, such as O Pioneers! and My Antonia. Cather attended the University of Nebraska, and wrote for the Nebraska State Journal before moving to New York to work for McClure's Magazine in 1906. Critical acclaim came from many sources, including author Sinclair Lewis and critic H.L. Mencken. Cather's first book was Alexander's Bridge which was highly praised by The New York Times. She went on to write many books about the people of the Great Plains and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1923 for her World War I book, One of Ours.

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  1. Alexander's Bridge
    Alexander's Bridge
    by Willa Cather

    Rating: 2.5/5 (190 votes cast)

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    Bartley Alexander is a middle-aged construction engineer whose love is divided between his demanding American wife and his exciting British mistress. As he loses his integrity, he also struggles to keep the new bridge he's constructing from also collapsing.

    Categories: Historical Romance, Romance

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  2. O Pioneers!
    O Pioneers!
    by Willa Cather

    Rating: 2.5/5 (177 votes cast)

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    The Bergson family struggles to hang on to the family farms in Nebraska at the turn of the 20th century. Especially Alexandra, a strong-willed young woman who makes the farms prosper. Now, childhood friend Carl Linstrum showers her with unexpected attention. Does he want her love or her land?

    Categories: Historical Romance, Western Romance

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