My Antonia by Willa Cather. Slow, but beautiful. Cather really knew how to write, how to depict something so eloquently that you start seeing everyday things (like grass) in a new light. My Antonia was a great example of her work and a story of just life and people.
Willa Cather, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, considered My Antonia to be one of her best works, and critic H.L. Mencken claimed it was one of the best American novels ever written. Published in 1918, the novel compassionately and intimately traces the story of a Bohemian family as they settle on the Great Plains in Nebraska. This American classic is still lauded internationally by scholars and everyday readers . . . 3.72 stars
My Antonia My daughter asked me what was my favorite book ever, and I said this one. I can't fully explain why, but I absolutley adored Willa Cather's descriptive language and her characterizations as a start.