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Flannery O’Connor (March 25, 1925 – August 3, 1964) was born Mary Flannery O’Connor in Savannah, Georgia. She became best known for her short stories, morally driven narratives populated with flawed characters sometimes described as grotesque.
O’Connor was viewed as a bit different by her fellow townspeople in Milledgeville, Georgia. She stood somewhat apart from the itinerant farm workers and country folk, becoming something of an observer. There was nothing she wanted to do other than write.
You may notice that some of her book covers feature peacocks; that’s a nod to her raising of the beautiful birds in her youth on her family’s farm.