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Story of Antonia, an immigrant woman who lives on the Nebraska plains. Told through the words of her childhood friend, Jim.
"After the death of his parents, Jim is sent to live with his grandparents on the Nebraska plains. By chance on that same train is a bright-eyed girl, Antonia, who will become his neighbor and lifelong friend. Her family has emigrated from Bohemia to start a new life farming but soon... Read More »
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A story of the struggles endured by a family of immigrant pioneers and the small community that surrounds them on the unsettled Nebraska plains.
In Jim Burden's accounting of his life with, and without, Antonia Shimerda, readers are transported to the hardscrabble Nebraska prairie and the rural immigrant experience. When Jim first sees the Shimerda family, immigrants from Bohemia, disembarking from the same train that is taking him West t... Read More »
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