HOPE DEFERRED by Jeannette Seletz


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A good enough, though sometimes plodding, first novel, in a substantial, sober recitation of a young man's emotional and medical education through long years of hard work, persistence and personal abnegation. Jone is an idealistic farm boy whose innate compassion turns him to medicine. The story follows his career, along with his closest friends, debonair Tommy, and Huckley, southern gentleman. Death, stormy passion, clinical -- and often interesting -- details of his profession, intelligent characterization, all contribute to a reasonably, though unevenly, interesting novel.

Pub Date: May 4th, 1943
Publisher: Macmillan