THE MARRIAGE OF CLAUDIA by Rose Franken

THE MARRIAGE OF CLAUDIA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

America's favorite ingenue still growing up and toward a philosophy, here is Claudia, as she depends on her David, as she brood-hens over her children, and as she gives with a lot of talk about Life as she learns about it. Put through her paces in a series of incidents, these include Claudia and David's sale of their farm to move to New York in 1000 parentis of Candy, just eighteen; Candy's marriage to David's young partner; Bobby's running of a high temperature- which turns out to be grippe; the death of faithful Bertha's Fritz; the advent of Claudia's third child, a boy, not a girl, and the disappointment that she can never have another; and the body-blows when she learns that David has T.B., partly redeemed by the fact that the family can still stay together... Probably one of the best in this series, Claudia once again establishes herself, her tendril techniques, her adolescent appeal (which still runs to ""teentsy-weentsy"") for a wide feminine following.

Pub Date: April 29th, 1948
Publisher: Rinehart