New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016
IL 3-6, IL 5.6
American novelist Willa Cather was born in 1873 in Virginia. Her family moved to Nebraska when she was young and she loved the wide prairie but soon decided she needed more in her life. She went to college and wanted to be a doctor but opportunities took her on a different path. She found work on a newspaper and then became an editor with a publisher in New York. She loved living in New York but knew she wanted still more. She found her calling as a writer and found that the prairie life of her childhood was what she loved writing about.