BARINGTON by Edward T. Wallace


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Mosaic of an Arkansas town at the turn of the century --memory -- stinging episodes which pattern a community's life from pre-Civil War to the age of the automobile. The story centers around the hardware store, the ceaseless curiosity of its owner, Bart, the kaleidoscope of Barington, -- comedy, sentiment. From Methodist-Baptist rivalry to the familiar virtuosity of the story-tellers, from horses and dogs to local landmarks, from drummers to revivals, from louts to school teachers. Rich in anecdote and flavor; indigenous Americana; episodic.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster