RISING STAR by D. V. S. Jackson


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Bold venture (1952, p. 375) and various magazine stories for the teen ages have shown D. V. S. Jackson as a writer whose aim is to reveal the more deep seated young emotions in realistic perspective. In keeping with this, the story here is a thoughtful narrative about Honey, 18 and Just recovering from a case of tuberculosis that has put a three year dent in her singing career. Deeply discouraged, Honey goes to Miami to winter with her Aunt Esther and Uncle Pete, who have a small race horse farm, but, despite the potentials for a happy time, it takes Honey a while to realize that she must stop thinking and worrying about herself. She's helped along by Dr. Bush, a young veterinarian, and by Friday's Child, the horse whose name finally inspires Honey to forget her troubles. There's a race, a victory- and an accident that all at once seems to symbolize Honey's own misfortune, and through which she is emotionally cleared.

Pub Date: Sept. 21st, 1955
Publisher: Lippincott