In the Garden of Delight
By: Lily Hammond (1859-1925)
This novel is narrated in the first person and revolves around a character named Lil and the dynamics of a colorful cast of family members. She loves nature and, especially, birds, and thus the title. The story is set in Tennessee. The writing is very much a product of its place and time. Hammond was quite socially progressive but some of the language she puts into the mouths of characters and the depiction of African Americans may be upsetting to some readers.