CALICO PALACE by Gwen Bristow


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One of those flossy, flummery historical novels in which the birth of kittens is an adorable high-point. Nineteen-year-old Kendra, lovely but unloved by family, hits San Francisco in 1848 and proceeds to join a party around Sutter's Mill in company with her first husband Ted, assorted sturdy males and Marney, a gambling hall pro of gentle upbringing. When Ted admits he already has a wife and cuts out, Kendra and Marney return to San Francisco where Marney builds The Calico Palace, a card and liquor emporium. Kendra weds again and loses both husband and baby. Betimes fires are burning all over the city and the Calico Palace is braised more than once.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1970
ISBN: 1556529848
Publisher: T. Y. Crowell