WISCONSIN IN THEIR BONES by August Derleth

WISCONSIN IN THEIR BONES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

From Sac Prairie come further tales of its inhabitants, based in a nostalgia accounted for by Steven, remembering the time and happenings of his youth, or by the events themselves that others experience. Some of the stories center around Great Aunt Lou and her equally quick minded husband -- when she decides to ""help"" matters along, (a husband who imprisons his wife, besting card sharpers, forwarding a young boarder's romance, or trusting a dog to choose the right man for a girl) he is on the spot to assist in his own way. Others are concerned with Steve's own first love, the new horizons an English girl opens, the secrets of The House of Moonlight, the view from a telescope (which is not basically connected with the heavens), and a young relative whom he frees to run away with the man she loves. And the others- a Southern girl ruins a bachelor's annual garden party; a woman kills -- and keeps -- her husband, a son wins his father's respect; two women do dirty battle to be the town's first lady; a mouse on a train springs a trap for a young couple -- add to the storehouse of times as they were -- in Sac Prairie. A conservative quality here.

Pub Date: Jan. 6th, 1960
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce