"Writer from Waycross, Georgia"
|Born in Waycross, Georgia, August 26, 1903,
daughter of Elias and Levy Zan Pafford.
Distinguished American novelist and
Prize winner for "Lamb in His
(1934), that novel of early pioneers
swamplands just off the coast. Their
and triumphs over adversity and the
earthiness of her characters, Cean,
et al, are true to the period and people.
A pattern of life and kind of people
have been lost to the modern age of
and suburbanization. The sort of folk
gladly became an inseparable part of
land they worked so hard to eke a living
from - those dead heroes who now exist
in the pages of great books such as
Her novel, "Lebanon" (1945),
set in the Georgia lowlands, tells
of Lebanon Fairgale, a backwoods Georgian
of the early 1800's - who is as much
of that landscape as the moss-hung
cypress trees, wild flowers. water
and those furry creatures which inhabit
swamp and pinelands. Only a steeped-in-Georgia
native with acute observation and a
heart could have written these stories
such accuracy and grace.
Both are a reading feast to fill the
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