In 1928, frustrated newspaper reporter Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Steenburgen) leaves her husband and career to move to an isolated orange grove in the Florida bayou to concentrate on writing fiction. But instead of solitude, Marjorie finds herself surrounded by interesting characters: a devoted servant who becomes a fast friend (Woodard); a handsome local businessman (Coyote); a backwoods local man (Torn); and the man's young daughter (Dana Hill), who becomes Marjorie's biggest inspiration. Based on the memoirs of the best-selling author of The Yearling, this powerful film remains a remarkable true story of one woman's struggle to find her own voice.Steenburgen portrays Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings who, after ten years as a newspaper reporter and unsuccessful author, turns her back on financial security and takes up residence in the Florida everglades, where she finds inspiration for her best work.
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