LUMINA Volume 24 No. 2

Cross Creek - Book Review

by Atty. John Titus J. Vistal CPA

Cross Creek by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is not an easy read. It is far more literate than the drivel churned out by the likes of Paulo Coelho and other writers who specialize in feel-good motherhood statements strung together by the thinnest storylines so as to pass for a novel. It is not a novel, either. Although Rawlings also wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The Yearling (1939), which is arguably her most famous work, Cross Creek is more of an autobiographical retelling of her years spent in that section of rural Florida in the 1930s; a highly condensed journal, if you will, sparing the more mundane details and saving only the most important fragments of her experiences for the page.

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