This Book Reading, Friday, October 17, places the author in the vicinity of Joy's "roughing it days." 5 p.m. book reading at The Yearling Restaurant, Cross Creek, FL. Joy Postle Blackstone and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings were contemporaries, born in 1896. One of the bootlegging characters in Rawlins' book, "The Yearling" was also mentioned in "Joy Cometh in the Morning.".