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    Yearling [Cross Creek]

    January 26, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Visited Marjorie K. Rawlings home at Cross Creek, Fla. Just one of my favorite books! (Debra and Krista, this one's for you too!) She captures rural, old Florida; it's quirky neighbors, the hardship of managing an orange grove in the depression after her husband left her, and the ethereal beauty of the hammock and the St. John's river. (And malaria on top of it all). This is where she wrote her Pulitzer prize novel, The Yearling (up there with Ole Yeller for sobbing). Loved peeking into her 30's farmhouse and wandering thru her orange groves, now regrown into a hardwood hammock.Read more