NOT FOR HEAVEN by Dorothy McCleary
Kirkus Star

NOT FOR HEAVEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

And here's its co-winner. Mrs. Bostwick should have been created in time for Marie Dressler to put her on the screen. Tart and bitter humorist, hard-boiled one minute, sentimentalist the next, commentator on the life about her in no honeyed terms, and worshipping three loves, -- Ned, the old horse, her garden, and her good-for-little son, Earl. Memories of a vanished youth, her old friend, Mame Towser, and her husband who never reached his goal, color the drab existence of her present. A human portrait that will live -- and a picture of a typical small Mid-Western town today.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1935
Publisher: Doubleday,Doran