Death Comes For the Archbishop

Author(s): Cather Willa


In 1851 Bishop Latour and his friend Father Valliant are despatched to New Mexico to reawaken its slumbering Catholicism. Moving along the endless prairies, Latour spreads his faith the only way he knows - gently, although he must contend with the unforgiving landscape, derelict and sometimes openly rebellious priests, and his own loneliness. Over nearly forty years, they leave converts and enemies, crosses and occasionally ecstasy in their wake. But it takes a death for them to make their mark on the landscape forever ...


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Willa Cather's best known novel; a narrative that recounts a life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern desert.

Willa Cather (1873-1947) was born in Virginia where for generations her ancestors farmed land. She became a teacher and journalist and is one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century.

General Fields

  • : 9781844083725
  • : virago
  • : virago
  • : 0.176
  • : October 2006
  • : books

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  • : Cather Willa
  • : Cather Willa
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