HOUSE FOR THE SPARROW by Julia Truitt Yenni


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Pleasantly different, though not quite the story Julia Yenni may someday write, nor -- to us at least -- as appealing as This Is Me, Kathie. Again a gentle, homely story of unpredictable people rendered with some subtlety and much sympathy. Here are the Larbells, considered a little queer by all, settling down like other people when they buy a house (after a record of 20 moves in less years). For the first time, Clara, who had resented their ""difference"", gets her chance to be accepted. Even then the family militate against any ordinariness:- Miss Letty, the grandmother, a former newspaper notoriety, runs off in her wheelchair, the younger children wear overalls (when overalls are not worn), the youngest boy raises rabbits and rats, and Sue, aged eight, goes in for christenings in wholesale fashion. Her family plus her own brilliance set Clara apart at school, but her problems are resolved by the love of Hugh, a teacher and son of the town's leading family. For a discriminating market.

Pub Date: Jan. 23rd, 1942
Publisher: Reynal & Hitchcock