JOURNEY OUT OF DARKNESS by Marie Bell McCoy

JOURNEY OUT OF DARKNESS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Mrs. McCoy became suddenly, totally blind. This, in quite personal terms, her years of her accommodation to sightlessness after the first weeks of protest and fear and surrender to a void in which she was ""deader than dead"". Her desire to use the telephone was the beginning of her attempt to ""emigrate""; she then learned to dress and feed herself; and some time later she moved, with her husband, to the anonymity of a small university town in the South where, in spite of moments apprehension and embarrassment, she now leads a fairly self-sustaining life and does many things. Here, as in other books of this kind, she rebukes those who impose incompetence on the handicapped; and throughout she emphasizes the spiritual gains which counter her physical losses . As such, her story has a marked inspirational impetus.

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 1963
Publisher: McKay