This is just a quick note to let you know that the Willa Cather Book Club is stepping back into action after our long pandemic hiatus. We’ll be discussing Lucy Gayheart on July 15th in South Windsor, CT.
Some facts about Lucy Gayheart:
- Cather started writing it in December 1932
- Serialized in Woman’s Home Companion, March – July 1935
- Published in book form by Knopf on August 1, 1935
- First printing was 25,000 copies and it sold for $2.50
I think of Lucy Gayheart as a dark companion to The Song of the Lark (1915). In Cather’s earlier novel, she depicts Thea Kronborg as always moving towards something. Lucy, on the other hand, seems to be always running away. Both Thea and Lucy are from small western towns, both have musical inclinations, both study in Chicago . . . and then there are their differences.
If you’re in the area and would like to join us, we’re meeting on Thursday, July 15th at noon in South Windsor, CT. The Wood Library, where we had been meeting, is closed during the summer (no AC), so we have an alternative location. Email me for details at chriswolak.blog at gmail. Thanks to Book Club on the Go for continuing to sponsor us!
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