"This insightful volume provides a glimpse into a historical era and into the complications of artistry and friendship."
--CHOICE, vol. 48 no.7
Provides intimate insights into Rawlings' struggle with what she discovered to her horror and dismay. A glimpse to a world that many of us either have forgotten or perhaps never knew.
"Well-written and informative, this book is a great read for folklorists.
--Journal of Folklore Research
Carefully constructed and reads easily. Recommended for anyone interested in the life and work of either writer or the evolving consciousness of the American South.
“Presents intriguing material that will serve scholars of both Hurston and Rawlings well.”
“Convincingly argues that Hurston and Rawlings had more in common than readers might assume”
--Southern Literary Journal