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WILLA SIBERT CATHER
American novelist
(1873 - 1947)
  CHECK READING LIST (12)  

Sometimes a neighbor whom we have disliked a lifetime for his arrogance and conceit lets fall a single commonplace remark that shows us another side, another man really; a man uncertain, puzzled and in the dark like ourselves.
      - [Neighbors]

The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young.
      - [Communication]

Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
      - [Love]

Thirty or forty years ago, in one those grey towns along the Burlington railroad which are so much greyer to-day than they were then, there was a house well know from Omaha to Denver for its hospitality and for a certain charm of atmosphere.
      - A Lost Lady [Books (First Lines)]

Late one brilliant April afternoon Professor Lucius Wilson stood at the head of Chestnut Street, looking about him with the pleased air of a man of taste who does not very often get to Boston.
      - Alexander's Bridge [Books (First Lines)]

One summer evening in the year 1848, three Cardinals and a missionary were dining together in the gardens of a villa in the Sabine hills, overlooking Rome.
      - Death Comes for the Archbishop
        [Books (First Lines)]

In Haverford on the Platte the townspeople still talk of Lucy Gayheart.
      - Lucy Gayheart [Books (First Lines)]

I first heard of Antonia on what seemed to me an interminable journey across the great midland plain of North America.
      - My Antonia [Books (First Lines)]

Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.
      - My Antonia [Winter]

I first met Myra Henshawe when I was fifteen, but I had known her about ever since I could remember anything at all.
      - My Mortal Enemy [Books (First Lines)]

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.
      - O Pioneers! [Trees]

One January day, thirty years ago, the little town of Hanover, anchored on a windy Nebraska tableland, was trying not to be blown away.
      - O Pioneers! [Books (First Lines)]

Claude Wheeler opened his eyes before the sun was up and vigorously shook his younger brother, who lay in the other half of the same bed.
      - One of Ours [Books (First Lines)]

Henry Colbert, the miller, always breakfasted with his wife--beyond that he appeared irregularly at the family table.
      - Sapphira and the Slave Girl
        [Books (First Lines)]

One afternoon late in October of the year 1697, Euclide Auclair, the philosopher apothecary of Quebec, stood on the top of Cap Diamant gazing down the broad, empty river far beneath him.
      - Shadows on the Rock [Books (First Lines)]

The moving was over and done.
      - The Professor's House
        [Books (First Lines)]

Dr. Howard Archie had just come up from a game of pool with the Jewish clothier and two traveling men who happened to be staying overnight in Moonstone.
      - The Song of the Lark [Books (First Lines)]


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