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My Antonia by Willa Cather

In the late 1880s, recently orphaned Jim Burden travels by train to rural Nebraska to live with his grandparents. On the same train is 13-year-old Ántonia Shimerda, an immigrant from Bohemia, whose family is buying the land next to the Burdens. The two families become close friends, and Jim and Ántonia bond over their love of the land. Cather’s classic novel depicts the changes and challenges of rural immigrant life in the pre-war years.

Moderated by Readers Advisory Librarian Cindy Haiken. To participate and for details about meeting virtually or in-person, contact Cindy at