Gone With The Wind Prequel To Be Published

April 1, 2014

27MAMMY-master675Margaret Mitchell’s estate has authorized the publication of Ruth’s Journey – the story of the house slave Mammy in Gone With the Wind. Author Donald McCaig, who also wrote the 2007 Rhett Butler’s People, felt that “Mammy was such a fascinating and crucial character to the book he wanted to flesh out a story of her own.” According to the editorial director of Atria Books, author McCaig’s book “respects and honors its source material, but it also provides a necessary correction to one of the more troubling aspects of the book, which is how the black characters are portrayed.” Read the entire NYT article here.


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