THE NOONDAY HEIGHT by Bruce Byers

THE NOONDAY HEIGHT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

There are certain advantages in dealing in miracles. For one thing, you can be certain of a particular kind of audience- doubled perhaps if the miracle happens to be Catholic. Mr. Myers has chosen the miracle of ""Our Lady of Fatima"" as the basis for his story but has fallen into the less-advantageous trap of the miraculous cliche. How can one supply dialogue to the Virgin Mother? How can one describe her? These are two of the heady problems which Mr. Myers deals with by writing vividly if not quite persuasively. Mitchell, a reporter who is succumbing to a fatal infection, stumbles upon the little village of Fatima shortly after the initial apparition. He meets Lucia, the very eloquant spokesman of the three children and after attending one of the visionings, becomes their protector. The administration's policy is one of suppression of the Church and the four end up in prison. Heaven-directed forces (a mysterious woman) release Mitchell and aid him in freeing the children. Mitchell again sees ""Our Lady"" and is healed spiritually and physically... A small religious story for those who are waiting to compare ""The Bible"" with The Greatest Story Ever Told.

Pub Date: April 7th, 1965
Publisher: Morrow