Cather and Friends

Cather and Friends reads and discusses the work of Willa Cather, her contemporaries, and fellow Nebraskans.  Tea will be served, so bring your favorite cup. Please call 402-392-2877 to register or sign up at the store. The book for February discussion will be Death Comes for the Archbishop (Vintage, $15.00).  When Latour arrives in 1851 in the territory of New Mexico, what he finds is a vast desert region that is American by law but Mexican and Indian in custom and belief. Over the next four decades, Latour works gently and tirelessly to spread his faith and to build a soaring cathedral out of the local golden rock--while contending with unforgiving terrain, derelict and sometimes rebellious priests, and his own loneliness.  Death Comes for the Archbishop shares a limitless, craggy beauty with the New Mexico landscape of desert, mountain, and canyon in which its central action takes place, and its evocations of that landscape and those who are drawn to it suggest why Cather is acknowledged without question as the most poetically exact chronicler of the American frontier. 

Event date: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
Death Comes for the Archbishop Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679728894
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - June 16th, 1990