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Short Stories

release date: Jan 01, 1994
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Short Stories
A collection of short stories by the author of "The Yearling" is set in the backwoods of Florida

Cross Creek

release date: Mar 20, 1996
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Cross Creek
The author relates her experiences on a seventy-two acre orange grove in a small Florida village that she called home for thirteen years

The Private Marjorie

release date: Jan 01, 2004
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The Private Marjorie
The letters, written to her second husband, Norton S. Baskin, from 1938 to her death in 1953, present a sharply drawn picture of the nation as it struggled through the end of the Depression, World War II, and the beginning of the Cold War era, as well as a picture of Rawlings's intriguing life, which ranged from the Florida scrub to the New York literary scene. Above all, they reveal the temperamental writer at her most human - candid, lonely, insecure, bawdy, generous, and always fortified by her love for Baskin.

Poems by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

release date: Jan 01, 1997
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Poems by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
"A fascinating tapestry woven from the lives of women who had won the right to vote a mere six years earlier. In Songs of a Housewife, we hear the voice of an emerging feminist, a voice that stubbornly and--given the political climate of the 1920s--courageously insists that women be respected. Fans of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings will be surprised and ultimately delighted by this long overdue collection."--Connie May Fowler, author of Sugar Cage and Before Women Had Wings "Makes available for the first time [the] early work of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. . . . Reveals themes, attitudes, phrases, habits of speech . . . and a predilection for irony that characterizes [her] later work."--Peggy W. Prenshaw, Louisiana State University "Rawlings's poetry is surprisingly good. . . . solid, traditional poetry about subjects that will never go out of fashion."--Joel Myerson, University of South Carolina More than a decade before writing The Yearling and Cross Creek, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was a young housewife-journalist living in Rochester, New York. In 1926, the Rochester Times-Union did a trial run of her column-in-verse, Songs of a Housewife. To the editor's surprise, the column proved immensely popular; over the next two years, Rawlings published a poem a day, six days a week, and gained a wide syndication. When she moved to Florida in 1928, however, the poems were forgotten and--until this collection of roughly half of them--never reprinted. In the 250 poems collected here, Rawlings presents homespun advice on such subjects as the trials and tribulations of being a cook, mother, friend, relative, and neighbor. She dedicates many to her favorite subjects: gardening, cooking, pets, and nature. Throughout, her goal is to entertain, to educate, and to give a voice to the housewife who sees her role as a creative and important one. In the process, of course, she also invariably reveals a great deal about herself, and devoted readers will be curious to see how the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings they know and love is evident here, in these early and spirited poems. Because little is known about Rawlings's life during this period, Songs of a Housewife is valuable as commentary on her evolving attitudes as a woman and as a writer, and many of the same themes appear in her later works. As a reflection of the life of a middle-class woman struggling to carve out an independent and fulfilling role for herself, these poems also offer a rare insight into the life of women in the late 1920s. Rodger L. Tarr is University Distinguished Professor of English at Illinois State University. His most recent publications are Short Stories of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (UPF, 1994) and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: A Descriptive Bibliography (1996).

The Secret River

release date: Feb 01, 2011
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The Secret River
From the literary iconic author of The Yearling comes an enchanting tale that transcends decades and generations. The Great Depression has hit, and Calpurnia and her family do not have enough. Not enough money, not enough food, not enough fish for Daddy to sell at the market. With the aid of a wise forest friend, Calpurnia discovers a secret river that provides an abundance of fish, which her community desperately needs. But when she returns the next day for more, she learns there is an important distinction between need and greed. Set during a time of want, The Secret River overflows with riches: marvelous language, mystical happenings, and wondrous, awe-inspiring artwork from legendary team Leo and Diane Dillon that brims with symbolism. Both timely and timeless, this lavish picture book is a classic in the making.

Cross Creek Cookery

release date: Mar 20, 1996
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Cross Creek Cookery
A noted southern author shares authentic recipes for soups, breads, vegetables, sea foods, game, meats, salads, and desserts, interspersed with her culinary experiences in Cross Creek, Florida

The Yearling

release date: Sep 03, 2019
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The Yearling
An American, bestselling classic and a Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, The Yearling epitomizes the love between a child and a pet. When young Jody Baxter adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag, he makes it a part of his family—and his best friend. But life in the Florida backwoods isn’t easy, and as his family fights off wolves, bears, alligators, and economic ruin in farming, Jody and his family realize that the maturing Flag is endangering their survival, and Jody is forced to face the reality of the situation and to make the toughest decision he’ll ever have. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Cross Creek Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Illustrated)

release date: May 09, 2021
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Cross Creek Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Illustrated)
Cross Creek is the warm and delightful memoir about the life of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings--author of The Yearling--in the Florida backcountry.

The Uncollected Writings of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

release date: Jan 01, 2007
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The Uncollected Writings of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
"From her first awkward poems and stories, to her finely crafted essays as a newspaper and feature writer, to her Florida Period highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize for The Yearling in 1939, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings became, in the words of Margaret Mitchell, America's "born perfect storyteller." Arguing that Rawlings has been underestimated and underappreciated as one of the great American writers, Tarr and Kinser bring together for the first time the work that contributed to her once stellar position as a hero of American letters." "This collection includes Rawlings's childhood publications in the Washington Post and McCall's Magazine, early stories and poems written while she was a student at the University of Wisconsin, feature articles for newspapers in Louisville, Kentucky, and Rochester, New York, and her work for the YWCA in New York City. The Uncollected Writings of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings -- juvenilia, college writing, newspaper pieces, and stories of life in Florida -- is an intimate glimpse at an important writer mastering her craft."--Book jacket.

Blood of My Blood

release date: Jan 01, 2002
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Blood of My Blood
Thought to be lost forever, the first novel of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Yearling portrays the life of a young artist caught in a destructive relationship with her overprotective mother. (General Fiction)
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