Catholic Book Club selection for May, and destined for almost wholly a Catholic audience. Starts out as a proletarian novel --setting the wrong side of the tracks in a New England factory town, characters, workers in the button factory and the Lithuanian girl on the make. Then it descends the scale of passion to murder, and a trial where all the evils of so-called justice are revealed. Prison, deserved by one of the convicted pair, not by the other -- and its ultimate effect, with conversion as the focus and high spot of the book. The wrong is made right, in so far as is possible, and an adequate sermon preached. Can't see a general sale for this -- the book straddles its market too evidently.