My stack of hopefuls for May. Or, as I’ve seen others write on social media, my “May may(bes).” What’s on your reading list for May?
Willa Cather died on April 24, 1947. Our story this month is “The Old Beauty” from The Old Beauty and Others, which was published posthumously on September 13, 1948. “The Old Beauty” is the first of three short stories in… Read More ›
What an amazing short story! For those of you who haven’t yet read “Old Mrs. Harris,” it’s primarily about three generations of women in the Templeton family — the grandmother, Mrs. Harris; her daughter, Victoria; and her granddaughter, Vickie —… Read More ›
Our story for February is one of Cather’s most beloved stories, “Old Mrs. Harris.”
It was nice to meet Neighbor Rosicky. If he seems familiar to you, it might because he’s based on the real life John Pavelka, husband of Annie Pavelka, who was Cather’s inspiration for Antonia of My Antonia fame. In that… Read More ›
Our last story of 2019 was the last story in Cather’s 1920 collection, Youth and the Bright Medusa. This month we kick off reading stories from Cather’s last short story collection published during her lifetime, Obscure Destinies (1932). “Neighbour Rosicky”… Read More ›