|The Young May Moon
|Grosset & Dunlap
The book tells of a girl who made an angry, impulsive and natural gesture in youth and was required to pay exorbitantly for it. How she lived with the ghosts of the gesture and its consequences, and how another hag-ridden soul helped her and himself back to the fullness of life is the substance of the novel. Except for a difficulty in orienting oneself in setting and milieu, the novel reads easily enough and should please those who like the semblance of serious problems in their light fiction.—The Outlook, August 21, 1929. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Ostenso, Martha
Martha Ostenso (1900-1963) was an American author and screenwriter. Born in Norway, her family emigrated to Manitoba, but eventually settled in the U.S. Midwest. She studied at the University of Manitoba where she met another author, Douglas Durkin whom she married in 1945. They moved to New York where she continued her studies at Columbia University. Ostenso is best known for her critically acclaimed first novel, "Wild Geese". The book is set in rural Manitoba and is known as a landmark work in the new field of literary 'realism'. She adapted the book into a movie which was released in 1927. Ostenso published about a dozen more novels but none achieved as much notoriety as her debut work. (Canadian Encyclopedia, Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)
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