THE SPRINGTIME FANCY by Frank O'Rourke

THE SPRINGTIME FANCY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Just a sprig of a story tells of the small southwestern village of Rio Arriba, where pretty Rosalia defies the community by refusing to reveal the paternity of her illegitimate infant. While prominent John Barnes, he owns the department store, organizes civic action, it is matched by farther flung notoriety when a newspaper man discovers Rio Arriba's high bastardy birth rate- 100 a year. In spite of threats, and offers, Rosalia remains silent; only ornery, plainspoken Doctor Manning knows the truth (the baby's hair is a revealing red); John Barnes continues his campaign- until finally the sins of the son return to haunt the father and he is shamed into silence... An old hand keeps his touch versatile- and points a finger only at those who have a narrow mind rather than an open heart. Likable.

Pub Date: April 26th, 1961
Publisher: Morrow