I'd enjoyed reading the classic by Cather, My Antonia, with one of my reading groups last year. So when I saw this slim volume at a used bookstore I had to pick it up. I was not disappointed.
The Lost Lady tells the story of Marian Forrester, wife of a pioneer of the West who unravels as the West migrates from a frontier to a capitalist market. It's a gently told story from the point of view of a young man, Neil, who idolizes Mrs. Forrester and over time comes to see her all-to-human failings. I liked the portrayal of the men who came West to create towns and businesses. Like Neil, I was led to admire, then be disappointed in, Mrs. Forrester as the wife of one of these men.
Published: 1923 Read: October 2012 Genre: Fiction