HOLY SUBURB by Elizabeth Atkins


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A vigorous and authentic (we suppose) picture of a section of ""the revival ridden Middle West"" at the turn of the century. The scene is a Methodist community near Lincoln, Nebraska, and Epworth College, rife with cultural pretensions and refinements. There is no clearly mapped plot, but the characters themselves create their own conflicts. A farmer moves to the suburb to give his twins a chance at the education he had missed. There are the snobberies of a self conscious community; there is the young professor from Boston who is entirely out of key; there is revival week with its hallelujah fervor; there is Averil's romance. Nicely done.

Publisher: Dutton