#2096: Willa Cather to Roscoe Cather, [August 1931]

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WHALE COVE
GRAND MANAN
NEW BRUNSWICK
CANADA
Dear Brother1;

I hope you will see the sketch and review3 in the "Atlantic Bookshelf" of the Atlantic Monthly4 this month. I have refused so often to write for the Atlantic, that I think it's very decent of the editor to give me so much space. The review is a little sentimental, but it gets the chief point; that I tried to make the book5 sound like a translation from the French. If people understand that, they will understand the book. It has started off with a bang; a much larger advance sale than I have ever had before.6 I have ordered copies of the book to be sent you from the office, but they may be slow in reaching you. The only reason I don't send you the Atlantic is that one can't get American magazines on this Canadian island2. Because of the new Duty Schedule the Saturday Evening Post7 is thirty-five cents here!

Affectionately Willie