I read this book about 12-Apr-2004. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 1959. This note was last modified Friday, 30-Apr-2004 13:42:46 PDT.
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Interesting enough story of the family that has built up the commercial infrastructure of a minor highway crossing. Reading these non-McGee books I see a lot of the same views, and a lot of the same style in creating characters; and I miss the strong central character that hold everything together. These books don't have a central viewpoint, we spend time around with all the characters, and none of them is more central than the others. I guess this is an (early?) example of the bestseller habit of jumping among groups of characters that eventually meet.