ROOMS TO LET by

ROOMS TO LET

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A friendly eight years of boarding house keeping unroll many a human interest story as the Sherkanowski sisters tell of their amateur standing of early days as landladies. How their $1,500 went into two houses on Chandler Street, Boston, and what a sell it turned out to be and with what effort they cleaned, furnished -- and set up in business is the prelude to the parade of lodgers, good and bad, sly and shy that roosted under their roof. From too amiable trust to caution and suspicion, Helen and Mary could not help themselves from intense interest in their roomers' affairs and sometimes never had their curiosity satisfied as to the end of the story. Romances, newly-weds, pregnancies, the dope fiend who turned out to be a diabetic, an appealing orphan who let them down, artists, a male model, a December-May wedding, frauds, a prophet, -- a full roster of personality sketches and a complete quota of true-life plots. Good car to the keyhole coverage.

Pub Date: May 7th, 1952
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin