Is Herbert Quick the Howells of Middle America?
The Story. Iowa was no Elysian field about 1890. A third generation still labored to smooth out the social and economic rough-hewing of the first settlers. The graces and sensibilities of the populace were those of thrifty corn-and-cattle men, of boomtown merchants and lawyers and journalists. Politics seethed with hot conflicts between the farmers and the railroads, the people and the state political machine. Woman's influence was just becoming visible.
A tornado sweeps the story on its way...