WorldCat Identities

Parker, Idella

Works: 3 works in 10 publications in 1 language and 3,604 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3535.A845, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Idella Parker
Most widely held works by Idella Parker
Idella : Marjorie Rawlings' "perfect maid" by Idella Parker( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egg for breakfast, her shoe size, and her penchant for wearing mismatched ankle socks - accompany accounts of visits from Julia Scribner and Zora Neale Hurston, of Marjorie's unconventional marriage to Norton Baskin, and of their moves back and forth from Cross Creek to St. Augustine, Florida, and to Van Hornesville, New York. Idella describes Marjorie's work habits on the porch at Cross Creek - as time went by, she notes, a whiskey bottle, wrapped in a paper bag, often
History of Maitland Bridge, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia by Idella Parker( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Idella Parker : from Reddick to Cross Creek by Idella Parker( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This book is the one Idella Parker's fans begged her to write - the illustrated story that tells what happened before and after she worked for Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and adds frank new details to her earlier memoir about her years as cook, housekeeper, and confidante to Florida's Pulitzer Prize winner." "In 1940, when a comic misunderstanding brought the plucky young black woman and the strong-minded author of The Yearling together, Idella already had left home several times - once, at fifteen, to teach in a segregated school, and later to work as a domestic in West Palm Beach. At age 26 she was back in rural Reddick - fleeing from "a romance gone bad" with a smooth-talking fellow in shiny shoes - when Mrs. Rawlings' big cream-colored Oldsmobile, with a bird dog in the back seat, pulled into her mother's yard." "During the next decade, while Idella cooked and served, Rawlings entertained some of the country's most famous writers and celebrities (including Spencer Tracy, Gregory Peck, and Ernest Hemingway) at her homes in Cross Creek and Crescent Beach, Florida, and Van Hornsville, New York." "Tracing events back, again, to her hometown, Idella comments on the changing times and offers counsel to young people about the values of work, education, and racial understanding. With 126 photographs, this book adds fresh memories to existing information about Rawlings' life and presents an intimate social history of black life in rural central Florida throughout this century."--BOOK JACKET
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.02 (from 0.01 for Idella Par ... to 0.93 for History of ...)