Books: Recent & Readable: Aug. 19, 1940

FRUIT OUT OF ROCK—Frances Gillmor—Duell, Sloan & Pearce ($2.50). In this gently tragic idyl of the Arizona irrigation country Amanda loves her valley orchards, Stephen loves his mesa-browsing goats, Amanda and Stephen love each other. Drought sears the pasture lands, threatens to dehydrate the romance: valley grasses can save the starving goats or protect the orchards from floods. Stephen with his goats conquers the trees in Amanda's heart. But a flash flood drowns Stephen, leaves unwed Amanda to raise figs, peaches and Stephen's posthumous baby. Author Gillmor's tale has some of the...

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