Cross Creek is the warm and delightful memoir about the life of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings—author of The Yearling—in the Florida backcountry.
Originally published in 1942, Cross Creek has become a classic in modern American literature. For the millions of readers raised on The Yearling, here is the story of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings's experiences in the remote Florida hamlet of Cross Creek, where she lived for thirteen years. From the daily labors of managing a seventy-two-acre orange grove to bouts with runaway pigs and a succession of unruly farmhands, Rawlings describes her life at the Creek with humor and spirit. Her tireless determination to overcome the challenges of her adopted home in the Florida backcountry, her deep-rooted love of the earth, and her genius for character and description result in a most delightful and heartwarming memoir.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing
Cross Creek is an examination of place, first and foremost. The early pages remind me of conversations tourists have had with us Islanders; as natives who have stubbornly defended our "inconvenient ... Read full review
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. It amazes me every time i read this wonderful book that I find new reasons to enjoy it. This is at least the fourth time around and it just keeps getting better. I consider myself a good writer, but ... Read full review
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Taking Up the Slack
The Magnolia Tree
The Pound Party
The Evolution of Comfort
Antses in Tims Breakfast
Toadyfrogs Lizards Antses and Varmints
The Ancient Enmity
Our Daily Bread
Spring at the Creek
The Widow Slater
Catching One Young
A Pig Is Paid For
My Friend Moe
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