Rita Mae Brown

Social activist, Bestselling author

Rita Mae Brown is a literary icon, groundbreaking social activist, and working farmer. She is the bestselling author of such notable books as <em>Rita Will</em> and <em>Rubyfruit Jungle</em>, as well as the<em> New York Times </em>bestselling Sister Jane and Mrs. Murphy mystery series (co-written with her tiger cat, Sneaky Pie Brown). An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, Brown lives in Virginia. In October, Ballantine Books will publish <em>Animal Magnetism: My Life with Creatures Great and Small</em>, a memoir in which she discusses in depth for the first time her life-sustaining relationships with animals and the important life lessons she’s learned from them throughout the years.

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