Here's a candidate for the market which enjoyed South Moon Under, and (although there is no ""period"" embellishment in this instance) Lamb in His Bosom. The setting is the Carolina mountains, a generation back. There is -- perhaps -- more popular appeal than in the author's first book, Thursday April, which, nonetheless, won commendation among discriminating readers, and deserved a wider reading than it earned. It is the story of Deborah, and of the two men who dominated her life, the one standing for the sturdy simple things, the other for the glamor and romance. Through her story you get a sense of fundamental values, not glossed over and sentimentalized, and of one facet of American traditions and inheritance which we cannot ignore. And -- with all this -- it is a fine story, beautifully told.