By Mary Ann Ellis
During 2014, Laurie Jo Upchurch led a group of Appling County citizens in forming the Friends of Caroline Miller. The group’s purpose is to preserve the author’s legacy and the house where she lived when she wrote her Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel, Lamb in His Bosom. The white house with its wrap-around porches sits in quiet elegance at 94 Anthony Street, directly across from the Miles-Noble Funeral home. The distinctive smell of old wood greets each visitor who enters. Miller and her husband Will rented this house. She closed its door behind her every morning as she wandered off to collect the stories of Appling County’s people. For that reason, the Friends of Caroline Miller believe the house should be preserved in her memory and as a part of the rich literary legacy of the county.
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