THE SPELLBOUND VILLAGE by Julia Truitt Yenni

THE SPELLBOUND VILLAGE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The gentle understanding and candid charm of This Is Me Kathie (some years ago) for the portrayal of a typical town subverted-from the changeless progression of days and years- by suspicion and evil. For Faith Goodbind, after a motherless, homeless childhood, had come to Two River Junction to live in a shack at the end of a brick yard, found there her first security even though she was considered a stranger, wrote a book which brought ruin as well as prominence to Two River. Sparked off by a malicious rumor, everybody saw himself- or his neighbor- in the book, friends and families were alienated by vindictive speculation, and it is not until many latent grievances are laid to rest that Faith is able to find acceptance and peace... A parable, this has a certain universality but is also a direct reflection of a place and people at a time of crisis.

Pub Date: July 27th, 1951
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace