O Pioneers! Great Plains Trilogy Book 2Dover Publications #ad - And in her absorbing narrative, she displays the virtuoso storytelling skills that have made her one of the most admired masters of the American novel. In the fateful interaction of her characters, French, Willa Cather compares with keen insight the experiences of Swedish, and Bohemian immigrants in the United States.
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Stegner’s pulitzer prize-winning novel of personal, historical, and geographic discovery Confined to a wheelchair, retired historian Lyman Ward sets out to write his grandparents' remarkable story, chronicling their days spent carving civilization into the surface of America's western frontier.
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