A YEAR OF MONDAY MORNINGS by Charles Mohler

A YEAR OF MONDAY MORNINGS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Monday mornings are a particularly depressing time for Lincoln Barlowe, 43, the husband of Hazel and father of Chaco (eight months), and the West Coast salesman for a New York publisher. With no security, only the supportive approval of his wife, he decides to take a year off- spend what little money they have traveling-and record the Monday mornings during a wanderjahr which is of course a personal search. From the beach and valley and mountains of his native California, they go to England, Spain and France; the threat of war brings them back- and they go south- then west- then home-- to the realization of the importance of Hazel's faith in him, the acceptance of the fact that he's just an average guy, and the modest satisfactions of a job in a bookstore.... Mr. Mohler's observations of the world around him- and presumably himself- are quietly, pleasantly average too- and this is quite frankly the sort of book more satisfying for the writer to have written than the reader to have read.

Pub Date: July 29th, 1959
Publisher: Beacon Press