Introduction, Editorial Note and The North
• Sally Fitzgerald, who was a friend of Flannery O'Connor's provides a brief summary of O'Connor's life.
• Fitzgerald describes the delight knowing that some of the letters in this book were written by Flannery as a young girl.
• The writings in the book contain knowledge and awareness of Flannery's development as a writer, a woman, and a thinker.
• Flannery O'Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia, on March 25, 1925.
• Flannery and her parents moved to her mother's birthplace in Milledgeville, Georgia, when Flannery was 12 years old.
• Flannery's father died when Flannery was 15-years-old and she remained in Milledgeville for her college education.
• Flannery graduated college in 1945 and continued on to a School for Writers at a university in Iowa.
Book 1, The Habit of Being : Chapter 2, Part II - Day In and Day Out 1953 - 1958 pgs 50 - 100
• The editor points out that Flannery was a well-liked...
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