Books: The Green Bay Tree*

You Will Not Soon Forget John, Julia, Lily, Irene

The Story. A loverless woman discovers her hero at dead of night passionately embracing her sister who has had many lovers. Behind that climatical night was the history of many dark things.

Lily, sister of love, rosy, full-limbed but of infinitely more grace than the women of Rubens, had returned to the town in Ohio to bury her mother. The mother had died as bitter protest against the smoke and soot which factories shot upon her gardened mansion. Out of the factories had come human wretchedness....

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