By Valerie Raleigh Yow
The seven novels of North Carolina author Bernice Kelly Harris (1894–1973) have been released to foreign acclaim within the Forties, and her performs have been produced on tv within the Fifties. but, regardless of her good fortune at midlife, she spent her final years suffering to make ends meet and was once nearly unknown by the point of her demise. during this compelling biography—the first full-scale lifetime of Harris due to the fact that 1955 and the 1st to make use of unpublished autobiographical writings and exclusive letters—Valerie Raleigh Yow brings Harris again into the highlight, revealing a rare girl who thrived artistically whereas residing a fairly traditional existence. Yow’s intimate portrait of Harris exhibits her responding to society’s strictures by means of exploring in fiction the trails no longer open to her in genuine lifestyles. writer BIO: Valerie Raleigh Yow, a heritage professor for a few years, is an self sufficient student and a counselor in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is the writer of a number of books, together with Recording Oral historical past: A consultant for the arts and Social Sciences and The historical past of Hera: A Woman’s artwork Cooperative.