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 April discussion will be Shadows on the Rock (Vintage, $15.00). 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 Cecile 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 creche. 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.

Event date: 

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

The Bookworm
Shadows on the Rock (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679764045
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - September 26th, 1995

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