OUR HEARTS ARE RESTLESS by Gladys Baker

OUR HEARTS ARE RESTLESS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A convert to Catholicism herself (I Had To Know, 1954), the author again pursues this theme in fictional form. Georgia Gale, a prize winning American novelist, has been on the wagon five years and when she falls off, voluntarily commits herself to Dr. De Lattre's private sanitarium in Switzerland. Believing her compulsive alcholism will not respond to treatment, she does achieve a superficial integration as her love for Ron Stephens, another American, fills her life, even when she learns he is married. But when he is seduced by a wealthy Australian, she heads again for the bottle. De Lattre meanwhile has enlisted Mother Mary Magdalene. Superior of the enclosed order of a nearby convent, to help in the fight. When Ron, ready to come back to a waiting Georgia, agrees instead to the return of his wife -- it is to the Church that Georgia now turns, becoming a Catholic and finding in religion and marriage to De Lattre the real release from the trauma of an early love affair and the victimization of drink. Currently popular problems here should appeal to a woman's market.

Pub Date: March 25th, 1955
Publisher: Putnam