Jul. 7, 1908 Bronston Pulaski County Kentucky, USA
Mar. 22, 1986 Ann Arbor Washtenaw County Michigan, USA
Author. Kentucky-born novelist who portrayed the erosion of traditional rural life in modern, industrial America in unpretentious works like her 1954 bestseller "The Dollmaker," about a strong-willed country-woman's struggle to retain her dignity and values in a wartime urban housing project.