The Song of the Lark (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)
Vintage, 9780375706455, 448pp.
Publication Date: July 27, 1999
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (11/1/2010)
Digital Audiobook (1/15/2012)
It is in the solitude of a tiny rock chamber high in the side of an Arizona cliff--"a cleft in the heart of the world"--that Thea comes face to face with her own dreams and desires, stripped clean by the haunting purity of the ruined cliff dwellings and inspired by the whisperings of their ancient dust. Here she finds the courage to seize her future and to use her gifts to catch "the shining, elusive element that is life itself--life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose." In prose as shimmering and piercingly true as the light in a desert canyon, Cather takes us into the heart of a woman coming to know her deepest self.