Called by the publisher ""the best of Mrs. Rawlings writings"" this is a combination of autobiographical and anecdotal material, short stories and the major works represented in whole or in part, South Moon Under, which came as an exciting find to those of us constantly on the alert to new writers, is published in its entirely- and rereads with the same thrill of discovery. The anecdotal autobiograhical piece, Antzes in Tim's Breakfast, is of particular interest because of the debt owed it by Jacob's Ladder, directly derivative- and to a minor degree, The Yearling, of which only part is included here. Other extracts from Cross Creek and When the Whippoorwill are as good- or better- second reading than first. And two short stories, not before available in book form, round out the rewarding whole. One feels again that the Cross Creek background produced her most significant work. The editor is contributing an Introduction, not available at this reading.