Books: Ghost Town

MOON GAP (254 pp.)—Ann Chidester —Doubleday ($2.75).

Ghostly Moon Gap (pop. 4) was another of those golden mushrooms that sprouted up in the western mining fields, nourished briefly and died again. But crabbed old Prospector Miles King refused to believe that the gold had been worked out. He went on living there with his three kids, determined to sacrifice their lives and his own, if necessary, to his gilded obsession.

Surly son Eddie played the accordion and dreamed: "I'm going to Hollywood to be in movies." When he went over to Gold City to play at the casino, he took his teen-age sister...

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