TO THE MARKET PLACE by Berry Fleming
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My guess is that this comes at the psychological moment when the public needs some such book as this for pleasure and relaxation from more serious and weighty tomes. What with problem novels, historical fiction and tough bits of the seamy side of life, there has been little of substance in that pleasant school of young moderns in search of adventure. Here we have it, skilfully and convincingly done -- a story of young men and young women seeking their fortunes -- and escape from the lethargy of the south, in the marts of trade in New York, Mecca of the job seeker. There's a young writer from Boston who serves as foil; there's an aspiring young artist; there are several girls, a bit uncertain as to whether men or jobs are more important. Good dialogue -- good inter-play of character -- paychology sound but not too obvious. I liked Siesta; now comes this, several years later, showing a maturing talent.

Pub Date: Oct. 27th, 1938
ISBN: 0933256728
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace