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.
The Atlantic MonthlyIt is hard to see how anyone can read Cross Creek without pleasure amounting to glee.