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A moving testament to friendship, published for the first time by Vintage Classics as part of our Willa Cather series.

‘Quite simply a masterpiece’ Daily Telegraph

Two priests are despatched from Rome to New Mexico to reinvigorate Catholicism among the locals, knowing little of the challenges that await them. Over almost four decades they encounter a rich variety of people, from rebellious Mexican priests to steadfast Native Americans uninterested in changing their longstanding customs. This is a work of wisdom and beauty, and a portrait of an enduring friendship, from one of America’s most celebrated novelists.

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  • Paperback


    August 20, 2018

    Penguin Classics

    224 pages

    RRP $24.00

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  • Death Comes For The Archbishop
    Willa Cather



    July 5, 2018

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