SHADOW ON THE VALLEY by Mary Phraner Warren


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When Vista-visioned Volunteer Sally Burch comes to Oregon to work with the Valley Migrant League Program (an actual organization), it is Dena, with whom she is staying, who is really sparked by the Mexican problem. In fact a whole new ""world right at her doorstep"" opens up; she becomes an advocate of their community needs (particularly after the poisoning of a Mexican child's pet goat) and she falls in love with Manuel, who is going to be a doctor. Not above such simple cliches as the ""problem of civil rights...(starts) here at home"" this still gets the message across even if it forgets to tell very much of a story. A somewhat older variant of Walk in my Moccasins (1966 p. 902 J-292) and very easy to assimilate with its easy tone--say a serious burble.

Pub Date: Sept. 18th, 1967
Publisher: Westminster