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The Life She Wished to Live: A Biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of The Yearling

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Washington, DC, born and Wisconsin educated, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was an unlikely author of a coming-of-age novel about a poor central Florida child and his pet fawn—much less one that has become synonymous with Florida literature writ large.Rawlings was a tough, ambitious, and independent woman who refused the conventions of her early-twentieth-century upbringing. Det Washington, DC, born and Wisconsin educated, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was an unlikely author of a coming-of-age novel about a poor central Florida child and his pet fawn—much less one that has become synonymous with Florida


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Washington, DC, born and Wisconsin educated, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was an unlikely author of a coming-of-age novel about a poor central Florida child and his pet fawn—much less one that has become synonymous with Florida literature writ large.Rawlings was a tough, ambitious, and independent woman who refused the conventions of her early-twentieth-century upbringing. Det Washington, DC, born and Wisconsin educated, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was an unlikely author of a coming-of-age novel about a poor central Florida child and his pet fawn—much less one that has become synonymous with Florida literature writ large.Rawlings was a tough, ambitious, and independent woman who refused the conventions of her early-twentieth-century upbringing. Determined to forge a literary career beyond those limitations, she found her voice in the remote, hardscrabble life of Cross Creek, Florida. There, Rawlings purchased a commercial orange grove and discovered a fascinating world out of which to write—and a dialect of the poor, swampland community that the literary world had yet to hear. She employed her sensitive eye, sharp ear for dialogue, and philosophical spirit to bring to life this unknown corner of America in vivid, tender detail, a feat that earned her the Pulitzer Prize in 1938. Her accomplishments came at a price: a failed first marriage, financial instability, a contentious libel suit, alcoholism, and physical and emotional upheaval.With intimate access to Rawlings’s correspondence and revealing early writings, Ann McCutchan uncovers a larger-than-life woman who writes passionately and with verve, whose emotions change on a dime, and who drinks to excess, smokes, swears, and even occasionally joins in on an alligator hunt. The Life She Wished to Live paints a lively portrait of Rawlings, her contemporaries—including her legendary editor, Maxwell Perkins, and friends Zora Neale Hurston, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald—and the Florida landscape and people that inspired her.

11 review for The Life She Wished to Live: A Biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of The Yearling

  1. 5 out of 5

    Janilyn Kocher

    I have a penchant for reading biographies of authors, but not necessarily reading their writings. I have heard of the Yearling but have never read it. This is a well written and researched and an informative biography. I learned a lot about the life of Marjorie Rawlings and her work. I enjoyed her family background the most. Thanks to W. W. Norton and Edelweiss for the advance read.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Charlie

    My take on Marjorie K Rawlings is that she LIVED HER LIFE - not someone else's. When she was trying to write a book - she wrote what she saw and what she heard from the old-timers. She didn't hold back. Marjorie K Rawlings would not have been disappointed with what was written about her adventurous life. I believe she would have been pleased with Ann McCutchan on what she uncovered and verified the facts of her life. AND what a life it was. She was ahead of her time on civil rights and her sensi My take on Marjorie K Rawlings is that she LIVED HER LIFE - not someone else's. When she was trying to write a book - she wrote what she saw and what she heard from the old-timers. She didn't hold back. Marjorie K Rawlings would not have been disappointed with what was written about her adventurous life. I believe she would have been pleased with Ann McCutchan on what she uncovered and verified the facts of her life. AND what a life it was. She was ahead of her time on civil rights and her sensitive feelings on how people looked at the black culture.This is a BIOGRAPHY that should be read.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sandy Ostrom McInvale

    I enjoyed finding out more about MKR’s life in this extensively researched book. If you are a fan of Rawlings you need to add it to your list!

  4. 4 out of 5

    martha Boyle

    Very well written and researched biography. I became more interested in the author of The Yearling after I visited her home at Cross Creek in Florida last spring.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Marvin Fender

    I received this book via Goodreads Giveaway. It took a very long time but it finally came. I very mush enjoyed this biography, Ms McCutchan was thorough and enlightening. I read The Yearling ages ago but never read any other books by Ms Rawlings. After this bio I realize I've missed some important stories. Not every biographer can present their subject so well that the reader wants to find more books by the subject. The author is a real wordsmith and it was fun and informative and I will be watc I received this book via Goodreads Giveaway. It took a very long time but it finally came. I very mush enjoyed this biography, Ms McCutchan was thorough and enlightening. I read The Yearling ages ago but never read any other books by Ms Rawlings. After this bio I realize I've missed some important stories. Not every biographer can present their subject so well that the reader wants to find more books by the subject. The author is a real wordsmith and it was fun and informative and I will be watching for more books from Ms McCutchan.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Roxanne

    This is a wonderful book about Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. It is a biography which is my favorite genre to read. I have heard of the Yearling but have never read it. She wrote in the 1930,s which is before I was born. She was a very educated lady but she was very independent and ahead of her time because she refused the conventions of her time. So she moved to the remote Cross Creek, Florida where she bought an orange grove. She then started to write about the things she saw there. She was a large This is a wonderful book about Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. It is a biography which is my favorite genre to read. I have heard of the Yearling but have never read it. She wrote in the 1930,s which is before I was born. She was a very educated lady but she was very independent and ahead of her time because she refused the conventions of her time. So she moved to the remote Cross Creek, Florida where she bought an orange grove. She then started to write about the things she saw there. She was a larger than life woman which I admire.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Rickman

    A Fabulous BookMarjorie’s story, to me, is an inspiration. As an author myself, I both agonized and celebrated with her. Ann McCutchan made Marjorie come alive , allowing we readers to live “life” with her — good and bad.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Carrie Sharp

    Absolutely, one of the best books I’ve read all year or actually in a long time. This is a very comprehensive biography and fascinating. It has spun me off into the world of The Yearling and several other authors that influenced Marjorie. I highly recommend this book.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    DNF - maybe this would have intrigued me more if I had read the Yearling. I did not and just could not care enough.

  10. 5 out of 5

    winslow

    Very well written. In addition to being about her life, it was a great snapshot of all the writers of that time and how they all connected together.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Lyn

    not at all what i expected. They can't all be 5 stars! not at all what i expected. They can't all be 5 stars!

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