SOMETHING TO SHOUT ABOUT by Patricia Beatty

SOMETHING TO SHOUT ABOUT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Beatty's always entertaining notes assure us that there were isolated instances of professional women practicing on the frontier, but the conjunction of three--a sob sister, a female lawyer, and a doctor masquerading as a man--in tiny Ottenberg, Montana, just generates a lot of unnecessary hubbub. Things are lively enough anyway, with the local women collecting money for a new schoolhouse in the town's 38 saloons and little Hope Foster leading the ""fomenting"" against one particularly churlish barkeeper. Hope, who uses the excitement as an occasion for expanding her vocabulary of big words, has the familiar Beatty gumption but with an expanding cast and slender story hook, the cornpone theatrics are stretched to the breaking

Pub Date: Sept. 13th, 1976
Publisher: Morrow