One Basket is a sparkling collection of 7 short stories by Edna Ferber and includes some that are considered her all time best like The Woman Who Tried To be Good and The Maternal Feminine.
Writing for and about women, Edna Ferber touches the very heart and soul of what it means to be human; to make good choices and bad; to be weak and strong.
The stories included in One Basket are:
- The woman who tried to be good (1913)
- The gay old dog (1917)
- That's marriage (1917)
- Farmer in the dell (1919)
- Un morso doo pang (1919)
- Long distance (1919)
- The maternal feminine. (1919)
Edna Ferber (1885-1968) was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. Her novels were especially popular and included the Pulitzer Prize-winning So Big (1924), Show Boat (1926; made into the celebrated 1927 musical), Cimarron (1929; made into the 1931 film which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), and Giant (1952; made into the 1956 Hollywood movie).
Ferber's novels generally featured strong female protagonists, along with a rich and diverse collection of supporting characters. She usually highlighted at least one strong secondary character who faced discrimination ethnically or for other reasons; through this technique, Ferber demonstrated her belief that people are people and that the not-so-pretty people have the best character.