Participants in the November meeting of Cannon Beach Reads will meet via Zoom.
The book that will be discussed on Wednesday, November 18, will be My Antonia, by Willa Cather.
Considered one of Cather’s best works, My Antonia recounts the difficult, yet hope-filled story of the immigrants who migrated to the American prairie at the end of the 19th century. Jim Burden, an orphan who comes west from Virginia to live with his grandparents, tells the tale of Antonia Shimerda, the eldest daughter of a Bohemian immigrant family struggling to survive on the Nebraska prairie. In the process, Burden narrates what has been described as a “timeless tale with beautiful imagery, masterful prose and a heartfelt story . . . difficult to put down.”
Willa Cather, the author of 12 novels and several collections of essays and short stories, was best known for her writings about the American Midwest. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1923 for her novel, One of Ours.
Phyllis Bernt will lead the discussion which will take place, via Zoom, on Wednesday, November 18, beginning at 7 p.m.
Cannon Beach Reads plans to meet via Zoom on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. until in-person meetings are possible again. New members are always welcome. If you are interested in participating, contact Cannon Beach Reads Coordinator, Joseph Bernt, at firstname.lastname@example.org.