A family story set in Eugene, Oregon, where Mother and Father have an ideal marital relationship and establish rapport...

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A family story set in Eugene, Oregon, where Mother and Father have an ideal marital relationship and establish rapport through literary quotations; where the oldest son, Bruce, is the practical business man and is properly engaged to the daughter of the town banker; where another son, Forrest, loves a morally emancipated young lady from Portland and the daughter, Alice, reads Lucretius and spouts philosophy. Their serenity is disturbed as scandal strikes when a little farmer girl is going to have Forrest's baby and goes insane. The family meets the situation courageously, and Forrest is saved with the help of the girl he really loves. A little sex, a little psychology, and too much self-conscious literary talk. About the most that can be said about this one is that while it's pretty light, there's nothing objectionable about it.

Pub Date: Dec. 3, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1, 1946