Report repeated from page 76 of the February 1st bulletin, as follows. This has been postponed as the August Literary Guild...

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UNTO A GOOD LAND

Report repeated from page 76 of the February 1st bulletin, as follows. This has been postponed as the August Literary Guild selection. ""Second of a trilogy begun in 1951 by The Emigrants, and picking up where that story left off, as the victims of poverty and overcrowding in a tiny Swedish community reach the promised land- a hundred years ago- and set out for the wilderness of the Minnesota Territory. There's a leisurely quality of the saga heritage in the recounting of the tortuous journey by emigrant train, lake and river steamer, by oxcart and on foot, until they reach their destination and find it a desolate outpost, the one known resident a derelict and a drunkard. But to Karl Oscar there was challenge and beauty in the lush meadow and towering forest on the shore of a lonely lake. And to Kristina, his wife, there was a year of undreamed of hardship and homesickness and privation, before America became home, and Sweden a scarcely regretted past. A story that has stature not dependent on pace of plot or mounting crises.

Pub Date: July 27, 1954

ISBN: 0873517148

Page Count: -

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1954