Equals Huckleberry Finn May 28, 2009
The Yearling should be ranked as the equal of Huckleberry Finn, the greatest novel of American Literature. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' language alone is reason enough to cherish this book; to read it to your children and read it again and again over a lifetime. From the beginning to the end, Rawlings' lyrical portrayal of the coming of age and loss of innocence rings true and familiar. The haunting poingnance of the final sentence will endure as one ot the finest of all that has been written of youth, innocence, loss, and the fleetingness of life.