STRAW FIRE by Kathleen Crawford

STRAW FIRE

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Young Frances Acheson's love for Paul Revkin makes her a stranger to her family estranges her from her friends and marks a violent turning point in her life. For is FFV and Paul a violinist from the East Side, Jewish, and the line is closed a against acceptance by her parents and circle. But Frances, in the white heat of young rebellion which has caused her to stop teaching school because of her principles, to leave the for its intolerance, and to commit herself to political liberalism, isolates herself clandestine love for Paul, his music, his beliefs. With the defeat of her candidate, her family's insistence on her politeness to the new minister, the meeting with Paul's uncle when Frances is called on publicly to acknowledge Paul, she is not strong enough... An btrusive tale of the power of reactionaries, of the weakness of the overprotected, of passion that lacks courage,- the story maintains gentility in spite of what could have been a strong theme.

Pub Date: Sept. 3rd, 1947
Publisher: Morrow