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Mary Hunter Austin
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Austin circa 1900
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Mary Hunter

(1868-09-09)September 9, 1868
Died August 13, 1934(1934-08-13) (aged 65)
Nationality American
Alma mater Blackburn College
Occupation Writer
Spouse(s) Stafford Wallace Austin

Mary Hunter Austin (September 9, 1868 – August 13, 1934) was an American writer. One of the early nature writers of the American Southwest, her classic The Land of Little Rain (1903) describes the fauna, flora, and people – as well as evoking the mysticism and spirituality – of the region between the High Sierra and the Mojave Desert of southern California.

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