Two Women, So Many Books

On the eve of the Second World War, the publication of The Yearling would earn Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings national fame and the Pulitzer Prize. It also introduced Rawlings to Julia Scribner, the daughter of publisher Charles Scribner. Though worlds apart, the two struck up a correspondence that would last until Rawlings’ death in 1953, and is now the subject of a new edition from the University of Florida Press.

Edited by Rodger Tarr, Brent Kinser, and SASC’s own Florence Turcotte, Marge & Julia contains over 200 letters between the two women, covering the range of topics one might expect from friends – news, gossip, sports and, of course, books. You can read more on our blog for this month, and browse some of the correspondence in our finding aid.

The cover of the book Marge & Julia