Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927)

"Death Comes for the Archbishop" is a novel by Willa Cather, published in 1927. It is a historical fiction novel set in the southwestern United States in the mid-19th century, and tells the story of Jean Marie Latour and Joseph Vaillant, two French Catholic priests who are sent to New Mexico to establish a diocese in the newly acquired territory.

As they travel through the harsh and unfamiliar landscape, Latour and Vaillant encounter a diverse group of people, including Native Americans, Spanish colonists, and American settlers. They must also grapple with the challenges of building a new diocese and spreading the word of God in a region where Catholicism is not the dominant religion.

"Death Comes for the Archbishop" is a beautifully written and evocative novel that explores themes of faith, friendship, and the human spirit. It is known for its vivid portrayal of the landscape and culture of the Southwest, and its depiction of the struggles and triumphs of the two main characters. The novel has received critical acclaim for its elegant prose and its ability to capture the spirit of the American West.

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