On the windy Nebraska prairie, Alexandra Bergson tends to the falling farm that she inherited from her father. She struggles to raise her brothers on her own. And she is torn by the emergence of an unexpected passion... Evoking the harsh grandeur of the prairie, this landmark of American fiction unfurls a saga of love, greed, murder, failed dreams, and hard-won triumph. In the fateful interaction of her characters, Willa Cather compares with keen insight the experiences of Swedish, French , and Bohemian immigrants in the United States. And in her absorbing narrative, she displays the virtuoso storytelling skills that have made her one of the most admired masters of the American novel.