THE GREAT YEAR by Dilys Bennett Laing


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Concerning a Vermont farm and its farm folk, and slipping in and out of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this one has to do with weather, crops, sheep giving birth to more sheep, maple syrup, love, frustration, adolescence, youth and old age. Penetrating all is the inherent goodness of land owned and worked on, which the author feels to be the superior and richer life when compared to the warped living in cities. Decay, whether in the form of civilization, war, or old age, provides a central theme in which other issues, liberal politics, the evils of child labor, and the right of women to vote are interspersed.... Pretty dull stuff.

Pub Date: Oct. 6th, 1948
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce