Books: Peribonka Country

THE CRIPPLED LADY OF PERIBONKA— Tames Oliver Curwood—Doubleday, Doran ($2).

At Peribonka, French-Canadian village in the forest-river country of northern Quebec, Maria and Samuel Chapdelaine (of whose happiness Louis Hemon wrote) still keep their little store and dining room. But no longer are they the happiest people of that Peribonka valley. Happier is the Crippled Lady. She sits each day on her veranda serenely waiting for her man Paul's daily messages, for his week-end visits. He is now clearing the forest with 15 men. Nearby is the Mistassini dam, which he had...

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