Rawlings' first novel, South Moon Under, captures the richness of Cross Creek in telling the story of a young man, Lant, who must support himself and his mother by making and selling moonshine, and what he must do when a traitorous cousin threatens to turn him in. Moonshiners were the subject of several of her stories, and Rawlings lived with a ...
Rawlings' first novel, South Moon Under, captures the richness of Cross Creek in telling the story of a young man, Lant, who must support himself and his mother by making and selling moonshine, and what he must do when a traitorous cousin threatens to turn him in. Moonshiners were the subject of several of her stories, and Rawlings lived with a moonshiner for several weeks near Ocala to prepare for writing the book. South Moon Under was included in the Book-of-the-Month Club and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Good. a good to very good book with a repaired spine top front edge. it is age toned and the clear plastic is separated from illustrated cover at corners. 319 p. only the number "10" on cover. no suggested cost from the publisher. this book is a view of life in the back woods, back scrub country really, of early 20th century florida. a vivid portrait of the land and the struggle of one man to survive on it.
Good. 1945 Bantam Books. A Bantam Book, Number 10. First Bantam printing, stated, November 1945. No additional printings listed. Paperback. NOT ex-library. Front cover has illustration of a moonshine still on a river with palm trees. Endpapers are blank. Page edges are red. Binding tight. Covers have moderate edge and surface wear. Spine has a single crease. Spine surface lightly wrinkled. Cellophane covering is peeling and lifting in a few places; a few areas along edges are missing cellophane. Spine sunned. Pages tanned but still supple. Pages clean and unmarked. 319 pages.
Very Good. Book. 5 1/2 By 8" Struggling community in the scrub of Florida's Interior, life is good & Happy in spite of death & disaster. Foxing to pg top edges, Owner's name & date inside. Cover near perfect.
No MKR library is complete without this wonderful old Florida novel by Ms Rawlings....a great companion to Cross Creek and The Yearling.
Apr 5, 2009
Found this very hard to find book in great condition and was sent to me speedily. Thank you.
Jun 28, 2007
A really interesting book
It's Rawlings first novel so the plot construction is simple, but the writing is gorgeous and I simply can't put it down. She makes the Florida's forgotten "Cracker" culture come alive. I highly recommend it.
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