Literary Tour Reading List

Here’s a reading list to use while you tour the state with Nebraska Passport.


Bess Streeter Aldrich

“Spring Came on Forever”
“A Lantern in Her Hand”

(2009 One Book, One Nebraska selection)

“The Rim of the Prairie”


Willa Cather

“O Pioneers!” *

(This year’s One Book, One Nebraska selection)

“My Ántonia”
“Song of the Lark”
“One of Ours”
“A Lost Lady”
“Lucy Gayheart”

Loren Eiseley

“The Immense Journey”
“The Innocent Assassins”
“The Night Country”

Wright Morris

“Wright Morris Territory: A Treasury of Work”
“The Home Place” 

(2010 One Book, One Nebraska selection)

“Plains Song: For Female Voices”

John Neihardt 

Black Elk Speaks *
The River and I
The Song of Three Friends (A Cycle of the West)


Mari Sandoz

“Sandhill Sundays and Other Recollections”
“Cheyenne Autumn”
“The Horsecatcher”
*These books are available in audiobook form.



Wayne, Sidney to host WWI Chautauqua in June 2018

For the centennial remembrance of the end of the Great War, the communities of Way