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Q: Author Patsie McRee ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Author Patsie McRee
Category: Relationships and Society > Cultures
Asked by: ladybirdtoo-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 20 Aug 2002 19:10 PDT
Expires: 19 Sep 2002 19:10 PDT
Question ID: 56784
I'm trying to find out about a book titled "The Kitchen and the Cotton
Patch" by Patsie McRee. There is no date or publisher in it.
Subject: Re: Author Patsie McRee
Answered By: luciaphile-ga on 20 Aug 2002 20:17 PDT
Hi ladybirdtoo-ga,

Thanks for your question.  

I was able to turn up some information on Patsie McRee's book, "The
Kitchen and the Cotton Patch."  According to WorldCat, it was
published in 1948 by Cullom & Ghertner Co.  This record showed a page
length of 102. There was a second record for the same year, published
by L.A. Lee, which shows it having 94 pages. Both versions been out of
print for some time.

I was able to find a number of the books are available for purchase
(the Cullom & Ghertner Co. edition).

Advanced Book Exchange

By doing a search with "Kitchen and the Cotton Patch" (you need to
omit the "The" as the first word in the title) for the title, I turned
up 10 books for sale ranging in price from $38.00-$175.00.


Same search as above 12 books available in the same price range.

This site also turned up a promotional booklet, 3 items for sale
ranging from $49.95-$50.00


This has three copies of the promotional booklet, (title search for
"Kitchen and the Cotton Patch)" including one signed by the author. 
Prices range from $49.95 - $89.95

Amazon (Bibliofind)
(title search for: kitchen and the cotton patch)
This has six copies (the promotional booklet and the other edition)
ranging from $40.00-$175.00.  Some of these were on Advanced Books
Exchange and the others.

Just to be sure, I checked eBay and Barnes and Noble.  None of them
have it available at the moment.  Powells's Books
( has two additions, but they were already
included in the search.  There are, of course, lots of
other used and rare book dealers both online and not.  This site lists
a number of places that you could also search:

AcqWeb Rare Book Dealers

There are a handful of libraries with the book available.  If you
weren't interested in purchasing it, your best option would be to go
to a library that you had an affiliation with (e.g. your public
library or a college library) and request the book by interlibrary
loan.  There may or may not be a small fee involved.

Searches on Google did not turn anything up on either the book or the
author.  I also searched "Contemporary Authors," several periodical
databases, and a couple of biography databases.  It is possible,
however, that there just is not much material on McRee, particularly
if this was her only work.

Search strategy:
WorldCat to find the book, Bookfinder, and the other book sites, I've searched
before with success for out-of-print materials.

Google search:
"patsie mcree"
"patsy mcree" (alibris has her name listed as such)
"kitchen and the cotton patch"

I hope that helps!


Clarification of Answer by luciaphile-ga on 20 Aug 2002 20:23 PDT
In my haste, I forgot to include the following:

It's described as including "black dialect poems, songs, over 60 pages
for southern dishes"

Another description of the book indicates that the book contains,
"Poems portraying the pathos and humor of the "Old Southern Negroes"
as the author knew them."

All copies appear to be illustrated.

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