Vermont to its core, and showing once again Dorothy Canfield's shrewd understanding of village psychology. Each character is...

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Vermont to its core, and showing once again Dorothy Canfield's shrewd understanding of village psychology. Each character is individual, not merely a type, and in the conflict precipitated by a bequest with a string attached, the fundamentals of Yankee tradition are sharply etched. The story revolves around the principal of the small-town Academy Timothy Hulme, with his tender protective love for his old aunt, his inarticulate love for young Susan, his idealistic passion for independent thought and action. A completely American book, in which world problems are seen through the wrong end of the opera glass, in miniature. Here is an author who has the gift for telling a homely story with such a sense of humanity that she gives it deep significance. A book for sure sales and rentals.

Pub Date: March 2, 1939

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Publisher: Harcourt, Brace

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1939