Books: Witch

BOXFIRE—Dorothy Canfield—Harcourt, Brace (§2.50). Like many another champion of sweetness & light. Authoress Canfield cannot refrain from hitting her strawman adversary below the belt. In Bonfire her enthusiasm leads her into such palpable fouls that even her partisans may well shake their heads, deprecating these groin punches that mar an otherwise pretty exhibition of sparring. Anna Craft was district nurse in a little Vermont community where everyone knew everything about every one else. Anna was a realist but she had too many ideals for her own comfort. Chief ideal was her younger brother...

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