PINK SKY AT NIGHT by Caroline Crane


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After a broken engagement, a small town girl sets out to conquer Broadway. The author deserves top marks for presenting a believable picture of the stage struck lassie. Defeat follows defeat; one bit part leads to another bit part; only when the lead leaves a play, does Gillie get a major role, and then only for a while. That show closes and once again she is left flat-- no contacts, no leads. The contrast between Gillie and her wealthy roommate who wants only to get married is effectively described. In the end, Gillie sacrifices Broadway and New York for a young man who is planning to start his own theater, but who also has had few breaks. A rare teenage romance-- rare because it may bring the cloud riders back to solid ground, rather than pushing them up higher.

Pub Date: Aug. 16th, 1963
Publisher: Doubleday