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THE WAY WEST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

While The Big Sky was strong meat for young adults, this book will pass muster. The story opens in Independence, Missouri, with the organization of a wagon train. It follows the familiar pattern to Oregon and the break up, but lends the story tremendous vitality, so that the reader feels himself a part of it. There is tragedy and joy, birth and death and marriage, romance and frustration. An interlude in which a married man, spurned by his own wife, turns to a sympathetic and lonely girl, will make some adults question giving this to young people. But Guthrie has handled both the emotional and the physical aspects with restraint and taste.

Pub Date: Oct. 10th, 1949
Publisher: Wm. Sloane