SILAS CROCKETT by Mary Ellen Chase
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The author of Mary Peters has tapped again the rich vein of Americana in the backgrounds of Maine seafaring families, in this story of four generations of Crockett men -- and the women who rivalled their strength. The abundant minutiae of details builds the settings, but the plot seems thin and long spun out -- always one feels a sense of working toward something tangible, a climax that does not come off. And yet there is much of the strength and charm of Mary Peters though the focus seems lacking.

Pub Date: Nov. 12th, 1935
Publisher: Macmillan