Posted on May 12, 2021 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It was somewhat of a jolt, during childhood, to realize that teachers had lives outside of school.

And while we’ve outgrown that feeling, we still find it odd to take warts-and-all looks at figures from our youth.

Consider the writer Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, as a new biography does.

While she’s best known for The Yearling — itself best known as a young adult novel — biographer Ann McCutchan makes it clear that there was so very much more to Rawlings (just as is true of her most famous work).

Head to the New York Times to preview The Life She Wished to Live, the first biography of Rawlings since 1988, and the complex portrait it paints.

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