I, for one, am very excited.
I've had My Antonia lurking on my Classics Club list for over two years & this will be a fabulous opportunity for me to finally get stuck into it.
My edition is one of the gorgeous hardback Penguin Drop Caps series with cover art by Jessica Hische. I think it's still in it's original shrink wrap as well!
December 7th is Wilella Sibert Cather's birthday.
Like Willa, my family (at least two branches of it anyway) also originated from Wales. Although it sounds like Willa's link to Wales was many more generations past than mine.
My Antonia (1918) is the third part of her Prairie Trilogy (the first two being O Pioneers! (1913) and The Song of the Lark (1915)).
In 1922, Willa won the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours.
For now, I'll finish with a few well-know quotes from Willa:
"There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm."
"The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young."
"Let your fiction grow out of the land beneath your feet."
"Success is never so interesting as struggle."
"She had certain thoughts which were like companions, ideas which were like older and wiser friends."