The Life She Wished to Live

The Life She Wished to Live is the biography that Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings has long deserved.

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Review of ‘The Life She Wished to Live’

Although Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ novel The Yearling is well known—it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1939—its author has yet to receive the same level of attention. A contemporary and friend of Zora Neale Hurston, Ernest Hemingway (with whom she fished) and Thomas Wolfe (with whom she shared the celebrated editor Maxwell Perkins), Rawlings captured the…

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