Margaret Mitchell & John Marsh
The Love Story Behind Gone With the Wind
“…a moving love story of a symbiotic union that lasted 24 years. A remarkable piece of detective work.” ―Publishers Weekly
“It could be a Southern romance novel except for one thing; it’s true. Marianne Walker has carefully documented the marriage that yielded the most successful Old South love story ever.” ―Associated Press
“…Drawing on hundreds of personal letters not previously combed (as opposed to thousands of Mitchell’s letters housed at the University of Georgia), Walker’s book reveals what a strong support and essential guidepost John Marsh was for his wife.” ―Midtown Patch online
“…Marianne Walker has written a fascinating portrait of Margaret (“Peggy”) Mitchell that indeed seems to reflect many of the same facets of Scarlett O’Hara’s fiesty and sparkling personality…Marianne Walker’s meticulously researched biography is a richly detailed look at a complex love story every bit as compelling as the characters in GWTW…” ―Slice of Life blog
Meet the Author
Marianne Walker has written for the New York Times Book Review and the Louisville Courier-Journal. She is a professor of English and philosophy at the University of Kentucky/Henderson Community College, where she has taught for seventeen years. Born in Monroe, Louisiana and a graduate of St. Mary’s Dominican College in New Orleans, she received her M.A. from the University of Evansville in Indiana in 1976. Ms. Walker lives in Kentucky.