THE YEARS OF THE PILGRIMAGE by Kenneth S. Davis
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THE YEARS OF THE PILGRIMAGE

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Another story of a small town in which ""nothing ever happens"" -- Beecher, in central Kansas- the time 1946, when the story opens- but the greater part of the text looking backward to the internal turmoil of personalities at odds with themselves and each other. There's Joshua Greenwood, editor, who site at the center of the web, but proves a reasonably kindly spider; there's Mrs. Greenwood with whom he has a truce; there's Harco Stevens, at war with the world, and a dictator of his daughter Kathryn's checkered fate; there is Ferris Morehead, minister of the Congregational Church, a non-conformist on all counts, save in his love for his wife; and there's Carling, who comes in from outside and disrupts the thinly veiled pattern of living. Well done- one of the best of these cross-sectioning of a community's life.

Pub Date: Jan. 8th, 1947
Publisher: Doubleday