COUSINS AT CAMM CORNERS by Shirley Simon
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COUSINS AT CAMM CORNERS

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When the pampered come down to frugality, it makes an interesting trip to watch. Orphaned Marcy Sutton leaves upper- income splendor in New York City to live with an aunt, uncle and cousins who count their change in Camm Corners, Ohio. For the first time in her life, she has chores; she must become responsible for younger children. In moments of self- pity, she sees herself as a drudge. In more honest moments she admits that the family (well drawn) is attractive and more than fair. Committed to returning to New York to live with an actress-family friend, but increasingly involved in family, school and friends, Marcy's dual loyalties are tested when her aunt goes to the hospital and she takes over the care of her cousins. She comes through like a Trojan (the reader Will be with her all the way) and when given the choice, plumps for Camm Corners. The author understands and conveys the pressures of snooty friends at this age level as well as the give and take of lively family life. A very satisfying book.

Pub Date: March 15th, 1963
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard