An American author and music critic, she actually is most well-known for The Valley of Decision, a literary saga that describes the financial stress of 1873 as well as the rise of American industry. She worked well as an marketing copywriter and later on joined the personnel of the brand new Yorker as an editor. Two of her books– East Part, West Side as well as the Valley of Decision– had been made into movies. With her 1st spouse, Frank D. Clarke, she got a daughter called Patricia. She later on wedded editor Russell Davenport. She was the 1st American to create a biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.