THE HIGH HILLS ARE CALLING by Anne Miller Downes

THE HIGH HILLS ARE CALLING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A thoughtful story of a young man and an old man's battle to prove the practical value of cooperative industry, this brings eligible Rex Brice home from European mountain climbing with a fiances -- Eunice who is divorced from Count de Marmontel and who has custody of their daughter, Daisy. Trained well by her mother and her father-in-law, Eunice's cynical attitude is even able to weather Rex' momentous decision to join his grandfather, Matthew Fairile, in re-investing in the family woolen mills in upper New York State, but crumbles before Rex's determination to let nothing, not even her trip to France when she in pregnant, take him from the problems the mills present. There is the hostility of the workmen, the winning of the labor leader, tragedy pursued Collins, the pressure of the depression -- all to take Rex away from Eunice and all to teach Eunice the vital issues of her marriage. There is also the happy acceptance of her sister, Elicia, by old Matthew and Rex, the threat that artist Don Wheelright brings to her home, and the frightful accident that her step-father is responsible for, which causes the death of Eunice. But Rex sees his dreams come true and finds another chance at happiness. A moral conservative, and often warmly human story, this should have a solid market.

Publisher: Lippincott