Author: Rose Franken
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday
Category: American fiction
"Claudia- still coming of age (in what has probably been the longest delayed action adolescence on record) and coming out of the depression which followed the death of Bobby, her eldest (opus previous). And the familiar cast carries on a practised continuity; they move out of Julia and Hartley's town house to find a place of their own-in Greenwich- and an old house with an 18th century hip roof catches their hearts; they help Candy, who is living nearby, adjust to her mother-in-law and John's departure for Korea; Bertha overdoes it, and injures a limb, and Claudia manages to manage alone; and they face yet another unanswerable grief when Julia and Hartley, closer than they had ever been, crash on a plane bringing them back from a summer abroad..."--Kirkus.