Saturday 4 March 2023

The Willa Cather Short Story Project (2023)

I stumbled upon this reading challenge over on the excellent Fanda Classiclit and could not resist joining up. It is hosted by Chris Wolak who has been on a mission since 2019 to basically read all of Willa Cather's short stories. Very impressive. 

I am not very familiar with this author and reviewed "My Antonia" on this blog years ago but it did not receive a favorable review. Going back even further, I have vague recollections of reading the short story "Paul's Case" for a university class but could not tell you a single thing about it. Nevertheless, this is a great opportunity to delve deeper into the author's works and since I pretty much only read short-stories these days, this reading project seems right up my alley. It should not be too difficult catching up on the previous January and February selections.

Here is a list of the titles for each month: 

January: The Affair at Grover Station
February: A Singer's Romance
March: Jack-a-Boy
April: El Dorado: A Kansas Recessional 
May: The Professor's Commencement 
June: The Treasure of Far Island
July: The Namesake
August: The Profile
September: The Willing Muse
October: Eleanor's House
November: On the Gull's Road
December: The Joy of Nelly Deane

Let the fun begin!


  1. I'm glad you decided to join in.
    Do you plan to read from the January story, or just start from this month's? Anyway, can't wait to read your next review!

    1. Hi Fanda, thanks for stopping by! I plan on starting with the January story and catching up from there. I am currently in a bit of a reading slump :(