Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Mr. Tommy Dove - sequel

The story of Mr. Tommy Dove is continued in the novel titled The Story of a Child, which I am now reading.

The more I read of Margaret Deland's work, the less able I am to understand how her work has become so obscure. Her writing is truly wonderful. Last night I read a short story by Mrs. Deland titled "Many Waters". It is not an Old Chester tale. As I was reading it, I kept changing in my mind what I thought was the theme or focus of the story, and it wasn't until the very end that I understood the them to be the power of love.

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