A LETTER TO ELIZABETH by Bettina Linn

A LETTER TO ELIZABETH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

.... one of the former students of famous Professor Waterson, with whom he had had a brief affair in his middle years, occasions the visit of Foresta, the illegitimate child of that affair to her father whom she has never seen. If these circumstances seem strange, so are the people involved in them; Professor Waterson and his wife Mary lead rather abstract, unnatural lives; so do their friends- Isabel and Ferdie,; and Foresta, with her ""divinely unconscious"" candor, introduces a fresh note but revives for Mrs. Waterson the past she has rejected, and gives to the Professor the hope of an immortality through his child that he would not have otherwise. Foresta's exposure to polio brings Elizabeth on too- to Mrs. Waterson's further discomfiture and the Profesor's romantic disequilibrium- but she leaves, just in time..... A first novel, the author dusts her rather shapeless story with a rather feminine mystique- even if its intentions remain indistinct.

Pub Date: May 15th, 1957
Publisher: Lippincott