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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

O Pioneers! - Summer 2010 - Genre: Western

Genre #13 - Western
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
read 7/16/10 - 7/17/10

This was a fantastic book. It follows the lives of a family battling the hardships of the prairie as well as struggling through their own internal battles. This book has great descriptive elements to it, really helping the reader to visualize what life was like for the pioneers. Probably the greatest thing that endeared me to this book was the characterizations. The characters in this book are multi-faceted. The heroes have flaws, and the villains have redeeming qualities. Because of the excellent characterization and descriptive voice, O Pioneers! has a distinctly realistic and endearing tone.

This book was part of my 2010 summer reading program.

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