STRANGERS ARE COMING by L.A.R. Wylle

STRANGERS ARE COMING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A disappointing and somewhat amateurish job, from a good craftsman who knows her job better than this indicates. Satire on the jealousies and foibles of a college town in New England, when their boasted modernity is shattered when they are faced with ""foreigners"" in the flesh, refugees brought back by a scion of the town's leading family. He had been sent abroad to recover from a romance that shocked the social mores; he is caught to the Polish retreat, annexes an oddly assorted Troupe, and -- backed by an old aunt who likes to shock her neighbors -- brings them home, and then virtually deserts them when he is claimed by the snobbish element in the community. The story ends with a shifting of romances -- and conversion on the part of the town, none of which is convincing.

Pub Date: Nov. 12th, 1941
Publisher: Random House