I was puzzled when I saw that this was listed as one of The Discoverers' novels -- until I read it, and ""discovered"" for myself a wholly new Phil Stong. One associates him with simple, realistic farm novels of today -- or with pot boilers made-to-movie-order. And now comes a serious, long novel with historical background, and deep roots in American soil, the soil of that Iowa he developed in State Fair. A rich canvas, peopled with real flesh and blood men and women, pioneers who came out of Ohio to find a new chance at life. One of the best frontier stories I have road, and in no sense imitative of the many fine frontier novels that the last decade has produced. There is a conviction of lasting value in this which his other books lacked -- a book which should win him a new public and a longer life, but which demands intelligent selling on its own merits, not on the Phil Stong name, -- Go to it.