The kind of old-fashioned sentiment with which few honest readers quarrel. We all need it as an antidote, now and again. The story of a courageous old Irish woman who faces "the luck of the road" rather than the County Farm, and who finds it in bringing courage and hope to others. There is something constructive and timely, too, in the contribution she makes to the town which gives her shelter -- the establishment of a spirit of hope and faith in the turning to good account the work of their own hands, developing small talents when the canning factory that is their life is closed down. This story may catch on as did her long ago SEVEN MILES TO ARDEN. Every bookshop has a list of customers, hard to please in the welter of modern fiction, for whom this is ideal.