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Willa Cather (1873–1947)

Willa Cather was born in 1875 on a small farm close to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. She was the eldest of seven children born to Charles Cather, a deputy Sheriff and struggling entrepreneur, and Mary Virginia Boak Cather. The family's Irish ancestors had settled in Pennsylvania in the 1750s, and Willa cut her hair short and wore trousers ... See full bio »

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 2014 Willa Cather's the Bookkeeper (Short) (original story)
 2001 The Song of the Lark (TV Movie) (novel)
 1997 The Song of the Lark (Short) (novel)
 1995 My Antonia (TV Movie) (novel "My Antonia")
 1994 Spring Awakening (TV Movie) (short story "Resurrection")
 1992 O Pioneers! (TV Movie) (novel)
 1991 O Pioneers! (TV Movie) (novel)
 1980 Jack-a-boy (Short) (story)
 1980 Paul's Case (TV Movie) (story)
 1977 Nanette: An Aside (TV Movie) (short story "Nanette: An Aside")
 1934 A Lost Lady (novel)
 1924 A Lost Lady (novel)
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 2005 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
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- Willa Cather: The Road Is All (2005) ... Herself
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Novel: "The Professor's House" See more »

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6 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[from a letter to Dorothy Canfield Fisher]] My familiar spirit is like an old, wild turkey that forsakes a feeding ground as soon as it sees tracks of people - especially if the people are readers, book-buyers. It's a crafty bird and it wants to go where there ain't no readers. See more »

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Inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1974. See more »

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