A pleasant surprise that I really enjoyed reading this short novel. I had never read a Willa Cather novel before, but she was recommended by David McCullough so I thought I would give it a shot. I loved the writing style, and found myself quickly turning pages and thinking of the book when I had to take a break from reading. The story follows characters from the a family with new found wealth, and also flashes back to life in New Mexico - both during the years after World War I. It was nice being transported to that part of America in the early 20th century and reading about people you could label "regular". I will definitely be reading more of Willa Cather.