Patriotic Pick for September 2018
O Pioneers!, Moby-Dick and Animal Farm
The Grateful American Foundation has inaugurated a partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books called PATRIOT PICKS. Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here are three such titles for September.
- O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. An immigrant family struggles on (and with) the Nebraska prairie in this first installment of the author’s “Great Plains” trilogy.
- Moby-Dick by Herman Melville. This classic tale of an obsessed Captain Ahab seeking vengeance on an elusive white whale is as American as, well, obsession and revenge.
- Animal Farm by George Orwell. A political allegory about tyranny, revolt, and the seductive — and often devastating — allure of power.
Patriotic Picks is a monthly feature in partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books.