• Juvenile Nonfiction

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and the Florida Crackers

Author: Sandra Wallus Sammons
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561644722
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 60
View: 3668
Chronicles the life of author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, concentrating on her life in Cross Creek, Florida and how the simple way of life of her country neighbors influenced her writing.

    • Young Adult Nonfiction

The Three Marjories

Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Marjorie Harris Carr and Their Contributions to Florida
Author: Sandra Wallus Sammons
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781683340355
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 110
View: 7373
Florida is lucky to have had three women -- three Marjories -- speaking out about saving Florida's natural environment. Marjory Stoneman Douglas is known as the "Mother of the Everglades." She wrote The Everglades: River of Grass, the seminal and now classic book on this unique region of south Florida. It is still in print by Pineapple Press. She was a tireless campaigner for the environment and helped make the Everglades a national park. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is best known for her books set in Florida: The Yearling, Cross Creek, and South Moon Under, all set in the then-remote wilderness of central Florida. Her very popular books brought the world's attention to the importance of the culture and natural environment of this region. Marjorie Harris Carr fought to save the Oklawaha River by challenging the building of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. She argued that this would cut the ecology of the state in two, particularly ruinous for the wildlife. Now there is the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway, which serves as a bridge for wildlife through developed areas and over I-75.

    • Cooking

Cross Creek Cookery

Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684818787
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
View: 5958
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

    • Fiction

Short Stories

Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813012537
Category: Fiction
Page: 376
View: 2210
A collection of short stories by the author of "The Yearling" is set in the backwoods of Florida

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Yearling

Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442441002
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 528
View: 7273
No novel better epitomizes the love between a child and a pet than The Yearling. Young Jody adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag and makes it a part of his family and his best friend. But life in the Florida backwoods is harsh, and so, as his family fights off wolves, bears, and even alligators, and faces failure in their tenuous subsistence farming, Jody must finally part with his dear animal friend. There has been a film and even a musical based on this moving story, a fine work of great American literature.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

sojourner at Cross Creek
Author: Elizabeth Silverthorne
Publisher: Overlook Pr
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 374
View: 2176
Traces the life of the American author, recounts her decision to become a writer, and describes daily life on her Florida farm

    • Fiction

Cross Creek

Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Publisher: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635230125
Category: Fiction
Page: 248
View: 3473
Cross Creek was written in the year 1942 by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. This book is one of the most popular novels of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

    • Poetry

Poems by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Songs of a Housewife
Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings,Rodger L. Tarr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813014913
Category: Poetry
Page: 276
View: 5905
"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).

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Henry Flagler, Builder of Florida

Author: Sandra Wallus Sammons
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561644668
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 59
View: 5701
An exciting biography about the man who changed Florida's east coast with his hotels and his Florida East Coast Railway. Henry Morrison Flagler was already a millionaire when he first visited Florida in 1878. He liked what he saw. He came back and built railroads along the east coast so that others could more easily travel there. And he built grand hotels so that those who came had a beautiful place to stay. By the end of his long and productive life, he had built a railroad all the way to the very end of the Florida Keys. It arrived in Key West in 1912. Henry Flagler was very determined and practical. He met all the great challenges set for himself. "It is no exaggeration to say that Henry Flagler `invented' modern Florida. And, Henry Flagler, Builder of Florida provides a wonderful account of just how he did it."---John M. Blades, Executive Director of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum

    • Fiction

Blood of My Blood

Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings,Anne Blythe Meriwether
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813024431
Category: Fiction
Page: 170
View: 3789
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)

    • Fiction

When the Whippoorwill

Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780935259049
Category: Fiction
Page: 275
View: 8094

    • History

Mount Dora

Author: Lynn M. Homan,Thomas Reilly
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738505688
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 1288
Located approximately 50 miles north of Disney World, the small community of Mount Dora, Florida, has become a peaceful oasis in the bustling region, offering a respite to the weary traveler and a refreshing connection to an earlier time. The town rests on the shores of the beautiful Lake Dora, named for early settler Dora Drawdy by government surveyors in the 1840s. Looking at the quaint city streets, placid lake, and turn-of-the-century homes, it's easy to imagine life long ago in Mount Dora as inordinately idyllic, but like all communities, Mount Dora has faced challenges to its growth and prosperity. The collapse of the real estate boom in the mid-1920s was quickly followed by the Great Depression, ruining lives and fortunes in Mount Dora and around the state. But from the beginning, one of Mount Dora's strongest assets has been its inviting lake, an advantage that has helped a thriving tourism industry to develop in this small town. Visitors flock to Mount Dora, not only for the tranquil setting, but also for the community's old-fashioned charm, antique district, and architectural distinctiveness.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Secret River

Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442432977
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 56
View: 3692
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.

    • Fiction

The Sojourner

Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781773230498
Category: Fiction
Page: 248
View: 2534
Rawlings' final novel The Sojourner is about the life of a man and his relationship to his family: a difficult mother who favors her other, first-born son and his relationship to this absent older brother.

    • History


The Cracker Culture in Florida History
Author: Dana Ste.Claire
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813030289
Category: History
Page: 255
View: 3609
What exactly is a “Cracker”? An entertaining, informative look at a slice of old Florida culture. For over 200 years scholars have attempted to define the Crackers, but their name is as elusive as their nature, their character as tough as Florida's hardscrabble countryside, and any real Cracker will tell you that's just the way they like it. Part history, part folklore, Cracker is a generously illustrated account of Cracker heritage, its rich history, and its disappearance as today's fast-paced society reaches even into the remote backwoods of the state.From the language they spoke to the houses they built, from clandestine moonshine stills and cowhunting to “grits and gravy,” Dana Ste. Claire offers a colorful and revealing tour of Crackerdom.

    • Fiction

Ghosts of the Green Swamp

Author: Lee Gramling
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561641260
Category: Fiction
Page: 296
View: 2817
Cracker Westerns are rip-roarin, action-packed, can't-put-'em-down tales set in the frontier days of Florida. They are full of adventure, real heroes, and vivid, authentic details that bring Florida's history to life. It's 1877 and Tate on his faithful Ole Roan sets out into the vast and ominous swampland west of Orlando. He doesn't get far before he's waylaid and left for dead by some henchmen sent by the ruthless and mysterious Mr. Ravenant. But then Tate meets up with the odd and ornery little bald "perfessor" named Monk, who sells elixirs from his odd contraption of a wagon, which features a rattling, banging collection of pans and kettles as well as "music" from a mechanical box with pipes, drums, chimes and a banjo. Tate and Monk--and an odd assortment of other characters--follow a trail that draws them ever deeper into that vast forbidding swampland near the headwaters of the Withlacoochee River. Can there be any truth to the local legends of "haints" and witches who roam the swamp's dark vastness? Or of travelers and settlers who disappear without a trace, imprisoned by some evil force? This Cracker Western will have your spine tingling as it races on to the all-out showdown at the end. Next in series > > See all of the books in this series

    • Juvenile Fiction

A Land Remembered

Author: Patrick D. Smith
Publisher: Pineapple PressInc
ISBN: 9781561642236
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
View: 6781
Traces the story of the MacIvey family of Florida from 1858 to 1968.

    • Architecture

Classic Cracker

Florida's Wood-frame Vernacular Architecture
Author: Ronald W. Haase
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561640133
Category: Architecture
Page: 112
View: 9502
-- History of Florida wood-frame architecture, from the simplest "single-pen" homesteads to the latest homes at Seaside -- The double-pen house, the classic dogtrot, the four-square Georgian, and the Cracker townhouse -- Cracker homes take best advantage of the climate and terrain of Florida -- Includes several floor plans for new adaptations of classic Cracker architecture -- Winner of the 1993 LoPresti Award for excellence in art publishing

    • Literary Criticism

Crossing the Creek

The Literary Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Author: Anna Lillios
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813038094
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 198
View: 2660
Drawing from interviews with people who knew both writers, as well as letters between them and other documented evidence of their meetings, Lillios (English, U. of Central Florida) offers an intriguing and in-depth study of the friendship between writers Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. She describes their complicated interracial friendship during the 1940s, when both were at the height of their fame and creativity and had published successful memoirs--Hurston's Dust Tracks on a Road and Rawlings' Cross Creek--following their novels Their Eyes Were Watching God and The Yearling, respectively. Focusing on the year 1942, when the two met, she describes the development of their friendship, the development of their writing craft that culminated in their masterpieces, their memoirs, and how they influenced each other as they struggled to complete their last creative works.

    • Literary Collections

The Private Marjorie

The Love Letters of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings to Norton S. Baskin
Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings,Norton S. Baskin,Rodger L. Tarr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813027838
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 720
View: 3608
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.