Rachael Field was born on September 19, 1894, in New York City. She grew up in Massachusetts. As an adult she had a summer home on Sutton's Island, one of the "Cranberry Isles." The Sutton's Island community is very proud of this.

Field was a novelist, editor, poet, playwright and children's author. In 1918, she won the Drama League of America prize. She worked for many years in the editorial department of the Famous Players, a silent film company. She was the first woman to win the Newbery, for Hitty: Her First Hundred Years. Her major adult novel, All This and Heaven Too, was a runaway best seller in 1938, and a bigtime Hollywood movie.

Field died in 1942, after "an operation.".


"I used to think I had ambition . . . but now I'm not so sure. It may have been only discontent. They're easily confused."

"I've seen public opinion shift like the wind and put out the very fire it lighted."


And Now Tomorrow

All This and Heaven Too

Calico Bush

Hitty: Her First Hundred Years   (1930 Newbery Award)

If Once You Have Slept on an Island

Prayer for a Child

thanks to:

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.