- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; Reprint edition (July 12, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316341398
- ISBN-13: 978-0316341394
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
Editorial Reviews Review “Magnificent. Told with precision and searing honesty, Hamilton’s captivatingand cinematic autobiography deserves to be a classic.”_Ann Weisgarber,author of _The Personal History of Rachel DuPree_ and _The Promise__ “A reminder of how punishing the physical struggle could be, and howunspeakably lonely a woman’s life was when men were clearing the land.”_NewYork Times Book Review_ (This text refers to an earlier edition of thebook)__ “This compelling, no-frills posthumous memoir…reveals the hidden nature oflate 19th century American life…. Mary’s unsentimental story crackles withpersonality, putting a face on the unsung, nameless tillers of thesoil.”__Publishers Weekly __ “Draws the reader right into the hardscrabble minutiae of the daily strugglefor survival on an untamed and unforgiving frontier…. Hamilton’s richpersonal tapestry is a testament to endurance and to the indomitable spirit ofthe often overlooked American pioneer woman.” _Margaret Flanagan, _Booklist_ _ “A unique story.” _Crystal Goldman, _Library Journal_ _ About the Author Mary Mann Hamilton was one of the first women to homestead in theMississippi Delta. Encouraged by a friend toward the end of her life, Hamiltonput into words an amazing life story that would remain unpublished for morethan fifty years. Her legacy lives on in her children and their descendants,many of whom stayed on in the Mississippi Delta, forming their own bonds withthe land, becoming farmers, and shaping the business culture.