The 1934 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a young newlywed woman struggling with her harsh life in rural, impoverished antebellum Georgia.“It has a wonderful freshness about it…. A wonderfully large and vital picture.” ―The New York TimesCean and Lonzo are a young couple beginning their married lives two decades before the Civil War in a land where nature is hostile, the seasons dictate the law, and the days are punctuated by the hard work of the land. The couple’s only wealth is their hands, their obstinacy, and their love.By the time Cean is forty-three, she has borne fourteen children; buried five of them and her husband; and survived a civil war, venomous snakebite, ferocious panther attack, and a deadly house fire. Neither life nor the din of history has spared her.In her lyrical, fascinating story (winner of the 1932 Pulitzer Prize for Literature), author Caroline Miller explores the struggle and survival of impoverished settlers in pre-Civil War South Georgia. A thought-provoking addition to American, Civil War, and Women’s History studies.
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