WHERE NOTHING EVER HAPPENS by Lee Shippey

WHERE NOTHING EVER HAPPENS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A panorama of life in a small California town, where gossip and concern for other people's business are the vital characteristics of the townsfolk. The rich widower with a crippled daughter is pursued by fair means and foul; a secretive woman is attacked by a mob which burns her house and kills her child; a wealthy old woman is murdered; two married couples give food for tongue wagging; a home grown genius gets bad treatment until an outsider gives him praise. All in all, an unprepossessing group of people, with hair trigger tempers, and an aura of smugness.

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin