Saturday, April 12, 2008

Willa Cather

Today I went to the Antiquarian Book & Ephemera Fair in Boston. I was in heaven, looking at all the rare old books, postcards, sheet music, advertisements, maps, cards, photos, etc. It was like a museum to me, most things out of my price range (a book of poetry by Emily Dickinson, 2,000 dollars).

Finally I settled on one item, a signed novel-- "Sapphia & the Slave Girl" --by my literary heroine-- Willa Cather.
It wouldn't be my first choice. I would rather have "O Pioneers!" or "My Antonia." But the book is in excellent condition, and it's signed. This was Willa Cather's last novel, written in 1940.

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