Women in the 1930s wrote about almost everything.
Pearl Buck described the life of a hardworking peasant family in China in The Good Earth (1931).
She won the Pulitzer Prize for this book and in 1938 became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.
Margaret Mitchell published Gone with the Wind (1936), a historical romance set in the South of the Civil War period and after.
It was an immediate hit, selling 50,000 copies in one day, and was soon made into a popular movie.
From a very different perspective, Zora Neale Hurston portrayed the problems facing a young African American woman in the South in her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937).
Many women wrote children’s books, including such classics as Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder and the many Nancy Drew mysteries by “Carolyn Keene” (a pseudonym for several writers, but mostly Harriet Stratemeyer Adams).