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.
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.