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O Pioneers!
by Willa Cather



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O Pioneers!
"O Pioneers! was Willa Cather's first great novel. It was published in 1913, the year that Handley Library opened, so it coincides with the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the library.

Willa Cather, who was born in Frederick County, Virginia in 1873, autographed a copy of O Pioneers! and many of her other books for Handley Library. They are in the rare book collection of the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room in Handley Library.

Copies of the book may be checked out at Clarke County Library, Bowman Library, or Handley Library, or purchased at the Winchester Book Gallery, one of the community partners for One Book One Community.

Several special programs are planned for this year's One Book selection.

The Willa Cather Foundation website at http://www.willacather.org/ has photographs, study guides, and much more information on Cather and her publications.

Library wins award for 2008 One Book One Community program.
Page updated April 2013