Lamb in His Bosom
The 1934 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a young newlywed woman struggling with her harsh life in rural, impoverished antebellum Georgia.
“It has a wonderful freshness about it…. A wonderfully large and vital picture.” ―The New York Times
Cean and Lonzo are a young couple beginning their married lives two decades before the Civil War in a land where nature is hostile, the seasons dictate the law, and the days are punctuated by the hard work of the land. The couple’s only wealth is their hands, their obstinacy, and their love.
By the time Cean is forty-three, she has borne fourteen children; buried five of them and her husband; and survived a civil war, venomous snakebite, ferocious panther attack, and a deadly house fire. Neither life nor the din of history has spared her.
In her lyrical, fascinating story (winner of the 1932 Pulitzer Prize for Literature), author Caroline Miller explores the struggle and survival of impoverished settlers in pre-Civil War South Georgia. A thought-provoking addition to American, Civil War, and Women’s History studies. Available in eBook.
“It has a wonderful freshness about it; not simply the freshness of a new writer, but the freshness of a new world…. A wonderfully large and vital picture.” ―The New York Times
“…a novel in which beauty of expression and understanding of life go hand in hand…” ―Christian Science Monitor
“Its real value lies in many passages of lyrical descriptive prose which have a considerable disembodied beauty.” ―Saturday Review of Literature
“There is a fine sense of beauty here.” ―Sinclair Lewis
Pulitzer Prize for a Novel ―Columbia University 1934
Meet the Author
Caroline Miller was born in 1903. After her marriage, she began traveling through rural south Georgia, interviewing the people she met and planning a novel; as she had not attended college, her husband taught her about literature. “He was my college,” she said. In 1934, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature with Lamb in His Bosom. Her second novel, Lebanon, was published in 1944. Miller passed away in 1992.