The repetitious and preposterous saga of Nellie Gail, song and dance girl bo in 1877, who tours the circuits with moderate success until she is 49 and breaks into legit. At that point she has been married twice and her daughter Kate is graduating from college. Mistaken by an old timer for her daughter, Nellie realizes she still locks 30, claims to be Kate's sister. Success on Broadway is followed by marriage to a socially prominent 23-year old, by whom she bears Ellen. Shortly after he is killed, Nellis break into movies, and never aging or tiring, Nellie wows 'em with plays, movies, tours and broadcasts. As Ellen is 23, she is unwillingly inveigled by her mother to make a stage debut, and from there on Nellie, at 73, will switch identities with Ellen and no doubt remain 30, beautiful and talented forever. A previous book was Not for the Meek, (Macmillan) a Literary Guild selection.