about the book

From a manuscript that surfaced intact more than 50 years after it was composed, we gain illuminating insight into a pioneering world previously unknown. Mary Hamilton writes of searing hardships, wild joys and the unthinkable work it took to survive in her day in the wilderness of the primitive Mississippi Delta

critical acclaim

A reminder of how punishing the physical struggle could be, and how unspeakably lonely a woman's life was when men were clearing the land. - Rosellen Brown, New York Times Book ReviewRead More

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Hardcover release events have been announced for Greenwood, MS, Little Rock, AR, Oxford MS, Jackson, MS, New Orleans, LA and Los Angeles, CA

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