WATERS ON A STARRY NIGHT by Elisabeth. Ogilvie

WATERS ON A STARRY NIGHT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Waters calculably do not run very deep but they're subject to a fair amount of disturbance all around Jethro's Island where Lyle Ritchie, a lobsterman, Thora, his wife, and their clutch of little girls have chosen to live. There are squalls and squabbles--the latter beginning when Thora is told that their old books (a legacy) may be worth a great deal of money which might ease their constant indebtedness. However the estrangement to follow is more than this--Lyle is attracted to a younger woman--a ""sickness"" he almost doesn't get over....Maine, the transcendental virtues of the natural life and the great outdoors, for a story, actually, which is more substantial than some of hers. In between Ayuhs, no mebbes about that readership.

Pub Date: Feb. 28th, 1967
Publisher: McGraw-Hill