THE BENNETT PLACE by Michael De Capite


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Quiet portrait of a place,- Sparta, Ohio; and of a tradition,- its leading family; and a personality, Katharine Bennett, as after her suicide she is seen in her interaction on those she had known. There is George Mather, the professor whom she'd loved but who had not wanted marriage; Jane Weaver, a childhood friend, Stan Havranek, working his way through college by doing day work for Miss Bennett; Paul Brown, a writer, whom she'd influenced; Dr. Benson, who had taken care of all the Bennetts... A credible if rather purposeless interpretation of a woman to whom the years brought little resolution, but with scarcely sufficient story value to attract an audience.

Publisher: John Day