Ga. Author Finds Inspiration In Unsung Leo Tolstoy Book

Writer Lauretta Hannon stands with her favorite subversive, Leo Tolstoy.
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Lauretta Hannon’s favorite author of all time is Leo Tolstoy. She loves the Russian author’s sprawling novels like “Anna Karenina” and “War and Peace.”

But her favorite Tolstoy β€” the book that has sat dog-eared and bookmarked at her bedside for more than 20 years β€” is one not many people have heard of.

“A Calendar of Wisdom” was banned for decades after its publication in 1910, but Hannon says its nuggets of sagacity still inspire her day after day. In this installment of “Page-Turners,” she talks about why.

Hannon is the author of β€œThe Cracker Queen: A Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life.”