June Reminder! The Willa Cather Short Story Project #5: The Diamond Mine

The Diamond Mine by Willa Cather June 2019 Reminder

This is a quick reminder that our June read for The Willa Cather Short Story Project is “The Diamond Mine.”

This story is the second in Cather’s 1920 collection, Youth and the Bright Medusa. It was first published in McClure’s Magazine in October 1916, issue number 47.

Illustration by Gardner Soper

Illustration by Gardner Soper from a scene in “The Diamond Mine” in McClure’s Magazine via The Willa Cather Archive [source]

The original caption to the above illustration reads, “She was too much of an American not to believe in publicity.”

This will be my first time reading “The Diamond Mine.” The illustrations by Gardner Soper give you a hint of what the story is about and will, perhaps, whet your appetite to get reading. Click here to see Soper’s illustrations.

The reading plan

Read “The Diamond Mine” before Wednesday, June 26th. I’ll share a discussion post about my reading experience on that day and look forward to your thoughts on the story, even if it is way beyond June 26th. There is no deadline for reading, this date is just a guide for folks who’d like to read on schedule or who need the support of a deadline (like me).

If you don’t have a copy of the story,  click here to read it online, courtesy of the Willa Cather Archive.

Happy Reading!

P.S. If you’re new to my blog, click here to learn about the Willa Cather Short Story Project.



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