The whole prairie was like the bush that burned with fire and was not consumed. That hour always had the exultation of victory, of triumphant ending, like a hero's death—heroes who died young and gloriously. It was a sudden transfiguration, a lifting-up of day.

                  ~ Willa Cather. My Antonia

Really enjoying this. It's not a page-turner, but Cather can really paint a portrait of a scene.