Book Reviews of Lucy Gayheart

Lucy Gayheart
Lucy Gayheart
Author: Willa Cather
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ISBN-13: 9780679728887
ISBN-10: 0679728880
Publication Date: 9/26/1995
Pages: 208
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Lucy is a pianist in training who moves from her Midwestern town to Chicago. There she falls in love with an aging vocalist of some repute. He drowns in Europe; she returns to her home. In the background, she has spurned a local guy: a banker no less. Returning is not a good idea for Lucy; you cant go home again. This is another simple plot that characterizes Cathers writing. Enjoyable and easy reading.
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I adore this story and have re-read it several times. A young, rather naive girl goes to Chicago to study music in 1900. It is a bittersweet story of love and loss. Readers either really love this book or don't like it at all. It can be read in a couple of sittings. I hate to part with the book but I want to share it.
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There is a reason this is not known as one of Cather's better books.