WALK INTO MY PARLOR by Margaret Lane

WALK INTO MY PARLOR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Postponed from the Fall list (reported 10/15/41). A clever portrait, quiet in movement and rather removed from general interest, in an acute, full-bodied picture of a spiritualist, neatly conceived and neatly conveyed. Emma, second child of a shoddy vaudeville family, has resented the favoritism shown towards her pretty elder sister. Moody, secretive, unpredictable, she plays up her ""visions"" to get attention, and becomes a medium. Her sister catches her in the act and she stops for a time, marries and then takes it up again, preserving the line between amateur and professional standing. A closing vignette shows her a cheap fortune teller in a London basement.

Publisher: Harper