RETURN IN AUGUST by Phil Stong

RETURN IN AUGUST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This should be called State Fair Revisited- or Twenty Years After and for my money, it might better not have been written. Only the completely uncritical and acceptant reader could find it other than contrived and obvious... Pat Gilbert, who had lost his heart to a farmer's daughter at the Iowa State Fair some twenty years ago is sent back to cover a trial- and incidentally the state fair. With him goes a young photographer, thrilled at being selected to accompany Pat, now a big shot on a slick picture sheet. Of course, the secretary in the court is a young duplicate of Margy. Of course the photographer falls for her, and at the end the wedding is set for a week ahead. And equally of course, Margy is now a widow; she and Pat meet again; and all is set for a double wedding -- in spirit if not in fact, for Margy thought young daughter should have her fling first. Phil Stong can do better than this. There's a tongue in cheek, a smart alecky tone to the writing, that is not becoming.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1953
Publisher: Doubleday