Lamb in His Bosom

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First edition (Harper & Brothers)

Lamb in His Bosom is a 1933 novel by Caroline Miller. It won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel[1] in 1934. It also won the Prix Femina in 1934 and became an immediate best-seller. Many names and historical parts of this book were contributed by William Avery McIntosh, of Mt. Pleasant, Wayne County, Georgia. His only child, a daughter, is still living in Northeast Georgia.

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The story of a poor white woman growing to maturity in the Pre-Civil War rural south. The personal and extended family struggles, and ups and downs of day-to-day living, in the rural culture. The author mastered the ability to express her thoughts with rural charm, naivety, with the vernacular dialect and cultural baiases intact. This novel might be considered as an addition to contemporary Women's Studies courses, as reminder of how far women have progressed in 150 years.