#0385: Willa Cather to Carrie Miner Sherwood, [December 23, 1916 to September 9, 1917]

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NUMBER FIVE BANK STREET3 Dear Carrie1:

I am sending you a war book4—the best one I have yet read, and I don’t know anyone who would be more interested in it than you. I do not know the woman5 who wrote it, but I have known friends and relatives of hers for year years and have often heard from them of her happy life on her Polish estate. She and her children6 are here now, and I shall see her as soon as she is well enough to meet people. The book is, I think, an absolutely truthful account of what she saw and suffered. I brings the war closer to me than anything else I have read. I can understand why the French say that they fear the German domination so much that they have forgot the fear of death.

I know you will enjoy this book as much as I did.

Yours always Willie

I send lots of love to your mother7.