One of Ours by Willa Cather

"Ruin and new birth; the shudder of ugly things in the past, the trembling image of beautiful ones on the horizon; finding and losing; that was life..."

This novel is comprised of five books. The first three I couldn't read fast enough; I felt like I was reading about myself. The last two didn't keep my interest as much...but still, from beginning to end, it was full of the sentiment above...and since I could completely relate to that feeling, it kept me pushing on. Overall, I loved it. I recommend this book for pragmatic-idealists. :)

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