Books: Snake Oil

THE TURQUOISE — Anya Sefon —Houghton Mitt in ($2.50).

"Get ye out o' my sight for aye!" screamed crusty Sir James Cameron to his son, whom the old laird suspected (unjustly) of poisoning his cousin. So young Andrew Cameron packed his cowhide trunk and packed himself off to the U.S. "The twain of us," he said, with "rueful humor," to the Spanish girl he married in Santa Fe, "[are] cut off from our pasts for aye, and we maunna greet about it, but gae staunchly forward into the future taegether-r."

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