Good reading and a good novel -- modern in feeling and adroit in the handling of young and resilient characters. The haven is a place on the Shrewsbury where the gallant Tony and his wife, Joanna, escaping the social whirl and accepting poverty, can make a living with their garden, fishing, crabbing and eeling. There for the summer come Jim and his shrewd southern wife, who have also come down in the world but have not accepted it with any grace. Then comes Boggs, former suitor of Joanna's, now rich --and precipitates a situation, fraught with tragedy but with a hopeful solution. A story of the depression -- skilfully and sincerely handled -- sound in characterization and well sustained in interest.