Lawrence, Josephine

Josephine Lawrence (1890-1978) was a Journalist and Novelist, of both Children and Adult Fiction. She is known for Years so Long (1934) and If I had 4 Apples (1935). Her most well known novels were based in the Great Depression.

Critical Edition of Josephine Lawrence’s if I Had Four Apples (1935)
2011 0-7734-3911-0
This critical edition is the first to examine, and return to print, a rare conservative critique of the shift in American values that came to a head in the 1920s.

Critical Edition of Josephine Lawrence’s years are So Long (1934)
2012 0-7734-2596-9
This critical edition is the first to examine and return to print, a glimpse of the relationship between adult children and their elderly parents in Depression-era America. Years Are So Long presents the difficulties of both parents and grown children with equal dispassion, judging neither parents nor children as they cope with painful circumstances. Yet, without alluding to contemporary debate on the care for the elderly, Years Are So Long makes the terms of that debate painfully vivid for the reader.