THE MADSTONE by Dana Faralla


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While this lacks the pace of story of some of her earlier books, it is a sympathetic and understanding picture of adolescence, of the inability of youth and maturity to communicate, and of the prickly relationship between sisters and their younger brother. Backgrounding the story of a summer which brings great chance, is-on the one hand, the lakeside cottage which means roots and security to all the children; and on the other hand, the deep roots of cleavage between the grandparents as the first world war highlights their conflict of nationalities. The book is tenuous in its construction and emerges more as a series of episodes than an actual novel.

Pub Date: Aug. 13th, 1958
Publisher: Lippincott