Ferber wrote short stories, plays and novels which were adapting into sizzling, popular movies. “Giant” was adapted as a blockbuster Hollywood movie in 1956 starred Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean. “So Big” earned her a Pulitzer Prize and was a movie in 1932 starring Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent and Bette Davis. Ferber never married, had children, or revealed any romantic relationships. As one of her characters states in her early novel ‘Dawn O’Hara’: “Being an old maid was a great deal like death by drowning — a really delightful sensation when you ceased struggling.” Enjoy!