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A Land and a People

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Title:A Land and a People
Author:Barker, Shirley
Published:   1952
Publisher:Crown Publishers, Inc.
Description:Blessed is the poet with roots in a tradition, and Shirley Barker is at her best in ballads and narratives of her New England people. She has a natural storyteller’s gift with an aptness for colorful dialogue and a skilful sense of material organization. In some of these poetic encounters there are the twice-told tales with a new twist, especially in the effective character study “John Alden Speaks for Himself”, in which John sets himself straight with posterity...
—The Saturday Review, September 6, 1952 [Suggest a different description.]
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