FREE AS THE WIND by Dascomb Atwood

FREE AS THE WIND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

From 1940 to the present, four generations of a Dutch-Irish family, the in a story which strays put to include something of the Dutch settlement of Michigan, some romance, and culminating with today's international fish-kettle. The forefathers, Nicholas and Grietje, left Friesland in '48 and Grietje died in childbirth in the covered wagon trek to Michigan. The main interest centers on the third and fourth generations:- Joe Gilman becomes the ""peppermint king""; his daughter marries a German Nazi, and through her experiences one sees again the horrors of Nazism, when she returns to Germany with her husband, who eventually sacrifices himself to give her and their baby freedom. Easy reading -- though not particularly distinctive.

Publisher: Liveright