O Pioneers! is considered by scholars to be Willa Cather's first great novel, and to many it remains her unchallenged masterpiece. "No other work of fiction so faithfully conveys both the sharp physical realities and the mythic sweep of the transformation of the American frontier—and the transformation of the people who settled it" (Goodreads). O Pioneers! is a book in which vocational success is entangled with personal loss. The book's heroine, Alexandra Bengston, along with her three brothers are Swedish immigrants, trying to carve out a life for themselves on the Nebraska plains in the early 1900s. Alexandra learns that the land isn't theirs to claim, but rather to submit to. O Pioneers! is the first book of Willa Cather's Great Plains trilogy. Contact the library for a copy of this classic work and join in the discussion.