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Audiobooks by Willa Cather

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O, Pioneers! Audiobook

O, Pioneers!

Author: Willa Cather Narrator: Nancy Peterson Release Date: December 2019

Life on the divide was a struggle for the pioneering Bergson family. Alexandra, both tough as nails and tender as a budding blossom, faces and conquers the harsh realities of early settlers in Nebraska. The struggle for life, love, and meaning permeate this timeless classic. Willa Cather captures the imagination with her vivid portrayals of the landscape and the enduring desire to achieve a dream.

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Death Comes for the Archbishop: Penguin Classics Audiobook

Death Comes for the Archbishop: Penguin Classics

Author: Willa Cather Narrator: Ako Mitchell Release Date: September 2019

Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Ako Mitchell. Ako directed and co-wrote I'm in the Corner with the Bluebells. He has performed extensively on the West End, starring in The Lion King and Sister Act among others. 'Quite simply a masterpiece ... I am completely bowled over by it; by the power of its writing, by the vividness of its scene painting and by the stories it tells' A. N. Wilson 'Where there is great love there are always miracles' Two French priests have been sent to New Mexico to reawaken the faith. There, they must contend with unforgiving landscapes, danger, rebellion and loneliness. But through their many years together they are sustained by faith, friendship and the awe-inspiring majesty that surrounds them. A work of great simplicity and sublime beauty, Willa Cather's acclaimed novel asks, what is a life well lived? Death Comes for the Archbishop is a masterpiece by the author of O Pioneers! and the great novelist of American frontier life. 'Its whole effect works slowly and mysteriously ... a major, and rare, artistic achievement' A. S. Byatt

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A Lost Lady Audiobook

A Lost Lady

Author: Willa Cather Narrator: Will Damron Release Date: June 2019

To the people of Sweet Water, a fading railroad town on the Western plains, Mrs. Forrester is the resident aristocrat, at once gracious and comfortably remote. To her aging husband she is a treasure whose value increases as his powers fail. To Niel Herbert, who falls in love with her as a boy and becomes her confidant as a man, Mrs. Forrester is by turns steadfast and faithless, dazzling and pathetic. Mrs. Forrester is a woman whose charm is intertwined with a terrifying vulnerability, and whose inevitable decline with age is symbolic of the West itself and its fall from the idealized age of noble pioneers to the age of capitalist exploitation, and A Lost Lady is the portrait of a frontier woman who reflects the conventions of her age even as she defies them.

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The Poetry Of Light - From Dawn To Dusk Audiobook

The Poetry Of Light - From Dawn To Dusk

Author: H. P. Lovecraft, John Donne, Willa Cather Narrator: Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner, Richard Mitchley Release Date: January 2019

The night begins its surrender to the first gleamings of the day.The day falls into the inky embrace of night.Within these two periods Nature interplays light and dark creating magical glancing rays and soft somnolent blankets of ever-changing coloured light.Dawn, sunrise, Dusk, twilight, sunset. We are held in captive awe as the fruit of the sun waxes and wanes....wanes and waxes.Our classic poets, with their imagination and word-play, capture these times in wondrous verse.

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The Song of the Lark Audiobook

The Song of the Lark

Author: Willa Cather Narrator: Carrington Macduffie Release Date: October 2018

After studying piano as a child, Thea Kronborg leaves her family and their frontier town of Moonstone, Colorado to pursue music in Chicago. There, her instructor insists that her singing voice is her greater gift, and she begins to work on mastering her craft. Seeking to become one of the world‚Äôs greatest opera singers, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery and fulfillment that takes her across the world. Written in 1915 and featuring lyrical and authentic insights about life on the frontier, this book is the second in Willa Cather‚Äôs Prairie Trilogy, following O Pioneers! and preceding My ?Åntonia.

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The Burglar's Christmas Audiobook

The Burglar's Christmas

Author: Willa Cather Narrator: Cris Dukehart Release Date: August 2017

Originally published in a 1896 edition of The Home Monthly, The Burglar's Christmas tells the story Crawford, a homeless man in Chicago who has not eaten recently and considers stealing food on Christmas Eve. Reminiscent of The Parable of the Prodigal Son, this tale reflects on the nature of forgiveness. This recording of The Burglar's Christmas was recorded as part of Dreamscape's Classic Christmas Stories: A Collection of Timeless Holiday Tales.

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Lucy Gayheart Audiobook

Lucy Gayheart

Author: Willa Cather Narrator: Kirsten Potter Release Date: November 2016

In this haunting 1935 novel, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of My Ántonia performs crystalline variations on the themes that preoccupy her greatest fiction: the impermanence of innocence, the opposition between prairie and city, provincial American values and world culture, and the grandeur, elation, and heartache that await a gifted young woman who leaves her small Nebraska town to pursue a life in art. At the age of eighteen, Lucy Gayheart heads for Chicago to study music. She is beautiful and impressionable and ardent, and these qualities attract the attention of Clement Sebastian, an aging but charismatic singer who exercises all the tragic, sinister fascination of a man who has renounced life only to turn back to seize it one last time. Out of their doomed love affair—and Lucy's fatal estrangement from her origins—Willa Cather creates a novel that is as achingly lovely as a Schubert sonata. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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A Lost Lady Audiobook

A Lost Lady

Author: Willa Cather Narrator: Carla Mercer-Meyer Release Date: October 2016

A Lost Lady is the portrait of a frontier woman who reflects the conventions of her age even as she defies them. To the people of Sweet Water, a fading railroad town on the Western plains, Mrs. Forrester is the resident aristocrat, at once gracious and comfortably remote. To her aging husband she is a treasure whose value increases as his powers fail. To Niel Herbert, who falls in love with her as a boy and becomes her confidant as a man, Mrs. Forrester is by turns steadfast and faithless, dazzling and pathetic: a woman whose charm is intertwined with a terrifying vulnerability. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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My Mortal Enemy Audiobook

My Mortal Enemy

Author: Willa Cather Narrator: Natasha Soudek Release Date: October 2016

First published in 1926, this book is Willa Cather's sparest and most dramatic novel, a dark and prescient portrait of a marriage that subverts our oldest notions about the nature of domestic happiness. As a young woman, Myra Henshawe gave up a fortune to marry for love--a boldly romantic gesture that became a legend in her family. But this worldly, sarcastic, and perhaps even wicked woman may have been made for something greater than love. In her portrait of Myra and in her exquisitely nuanced depiction of her marriage, Cather shows the evolution of a human spirit as it comes to bridle against the constraints of ordinary happiness and seek an otherwordly fulfillment. My Mortal Enemy is a work whose drama and intensely moral imagination make it unforgettable. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Death Comes for the Archbishop Audiobook

Death Comes for the Archbishop

Author: Willa Cather Narrator: David Ackroyd Release Date: September 2016

Willa Cather's best known novel is an epic--almost mythic--story of a single human life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern desert. In 1851 Father Jean Marie Latour comes to serve as the Apostolic Vicar to New Mexico. What he finds is a vast territory of red hills and tortuous arroyos, American by law but Mexican and Indian in custom and belief. In the almost forty years that follow, Latour spreads his faith in the only way he knows--gently, all the while contending with an unforgiving landscape, derelict and sometimes openly rebellious priests, and his own loneliness. Out of these events, Cather gives us an indelible vision of life unfolding in a place where time itself seems suspended. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Shadows on the Rock Audiobook

Shadows on the Rock

Author: Willa Cather Narrator: Ann Marie Lee, Anne Marie Lee Release Date: September 2016

"Superbly written, with that sensitivity to sunset and afterglow that has always been Miss Cather's." —The New York Times Willa Cather wrote Shadows on the Rock immediately after her historical masterpiece, Death Comes for the Archbishop. Like its predecessor, this novel of seventeenth-century Quebec is a luminous evocation of North American origins, and of the men and women who struggled to adapt to that new world even as they clung to the artifacts and manners of one they left behind. In 1697, Quebec is an island of French civilization perched on a bare gray rock amid a wilderness of trackless forests. For many of its settlers, Quebec is a place of exile, so remote that an entire winter passes without a word from home. But to twelve-year-old Cécile Auclair, the rock is home, where even the formidable Governor Frontenac entertains children in his palace and beavers lie beside the lambs in a Christmas créche. As Cather follows this devout and resourceful child over the course of a year, she re-creates the continent as it must have appeared to its first European inhabitants. And she gives us a spellbinding work of historical fiction in which great events occur first as rumors and then as legends—and in which even the most intimate domestic scenes are suffused with a sense of wonder.

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Sapphira and the Slave Girl Audiobook

Sapphira and the Slave Girl

Author: Willa Cather Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Release Date: September 2016

Sapphira Dodderidge, a Virginia lady of the 19th century, marries beneath her and becomes irrationally jealous of Nancy, a beautiful slave. One of Cather's later works.

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