TIPPY LOCKLIN by Joseph W. Meagher


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Though somewhat too melodramatic, too long, and on occasion too forced, this is, nevertheless, a wholesome story, reminiscent of A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. An account of the Locklin family as seen through the eyes of eight-year-old Tippy, this retrospective novel conveys a warm picture of a natural, united family of Irish Brooklyn, a life in which poverty is secondary to integrity, devotion, and sensible ambition. The story ends in 1928 when with the defeat of Al Smith, Tippy realizes that his own small boy Catholic world does not embrace all of American life.

Pub Date: May 4th, 1960
Publisher: Little, Brown