FORTUNE by Robert Raynolds


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Raynolds is a versatile author. Brothers in the West won the Harper prize six years ago; Saunder's Oak was a disappointment to most of us who had high hopes for him; now comes Fortune, again a different spring tapped. There is something of the pace and temper of Appointment in Samara in his story, sharply cutting across a Pennsylvania industrial town, showing the people at their rounds of life, from the country club set to the work people of the cement plants and the mills. At the top is Margaret Preston, serene in her own position, and unaware that, in gratifying her own vanity, she is wrecking other lives, in an ever-widening circle. Good picture of boom days and depressions days -- and of their effect on the people. Not so significant as Brothers in the West, but far ahead of Saunder's Oak. Should build up good rental figures, for men and women.

Pub Date: Oct. 2nd, 1935
Publisher: Morrow