This is a re-reading of a book that I have listed as one of my favorites. I had to check back on my lists & found that I first read this in 2004 and hadn't read it since. I can see why it is a favorite, Cather really puts you into New Mexico/Arizona land just being touched by Europeans/Americans. You get a real sense of the natives and the Mexicans and especially the land. The story weaves around the archbishop and his close companion priest, both grew up in Seminary together and traveled to new world and worked in OH before being reassigned to New Mexico. Just a really good read and example of why Cather's writings have endured.
This is a keeper for me so won't be going away.