A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE by Bentz Plagemann


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Once again the Wallaces are adjusting to a life removed from son Cam and family (in The Best Is Yet to Be they went to Europe). Here Bill is talked into trying to turn one of his books into a play and there is a marginal confrontation with aesthete directors and convalescent producers like Maxim Benton, ""young, fair, beautiful and damned."" The play turns out to be ""neither fish nor fowl"" and after a less than exhilarating stay in Hollywood, the Wallaces return home to become involved with their new neighbors, the Baileys, who are young activists and peace protesters. Bill originally finds A World of Difference in their points of view that becomes slowly reconciled when Tim Bailey is persecuted for his anti-war stand. Mr. Plagemann obviously parallels his books to real life situations and he should find a sympathetic-audience in an older, undemanding generation who have themselves been faced with bridging the gap.

Pub Date: May 14th, 1969
Publisher: Morrow