In 1851 Bishop Latour and his friend Father Valliant are despatched to New Mexico to reawaken its slumbering Catholicism. Moving along the endless prairies, Latour spreads his faith the only way he knows - gently, although he must contend with the unforgiving landscape, derelict and sometimes openly rebellious priests, and his own loneliness. Over nearly forty years, they leave converts and enemies, crosses and occasionally ecstasy in their wake. But it takes a death for them to make their mark on the landscape forever . . .
|Publication date:||7th September 2006|
|Author:||Willa Cather, A. S. Byatt|
|Publisher:||Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Willa Cather (1873-1947) was born in Virginia where for generations her ancestors farmed land. She became a teacher and journalist and is one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century.More About Willa Cather, A. S. Byatt