critical acclaim

'Trials of the Earth' offers autobiographical look at being a pioneer woman
By Amy Gentry, Chicago Tribune

Hardship on the Range
By Melanie Kirkpatrick, The Wall Street Journal

Review: 'Trials of the Earth,' by Mary Mann Hamilton
By Kim Ode, Star Tribune

Delta woman's firsthand account of homesteading in Miss.
By Royce Swayze, The Clarion-Ledger

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 Review - Read full review

A rare story of a southern woman neither rich nor educated, who endured long enough to recall a unique slice of Americana. - Emily Toth, Washington Post Book World - Read full review

The unlettered yet vividly expressive Hamilton writes graphically of her arduous work, deep sorrows and exalting joys. - Publishers Weekly

"There was a remarkable retiring woman behind three classics of Delta literature, but her work was largely unnoticed until after her death." - Teresa Nicholas - Read full review

"With an illuminating foreward by Ellen Douglas, this book is destined to take its place among the classics" - Square Books - Read full review


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