Audrey Alexandra Brown: Bestseller, West-coast Romantic
Rediscovered by Kim Blank, fellow Westerner.
Literary history suddenly dropped Audrey Alexandra Brown (1904-1998) like a hot potato. Despite the accolades, the awards, and the best wishes of those who early on championed her work–and those who may have played upon the fact that she was crippled by rheumatic fever–she was bull-dozed by modernism and professional literary critics. She was aware of what was happening, but helpless to stop it. Her failing, she claimed, was that she had no real experience of life.