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The Story of a Fabulous American Family and the Ama zing W oman who Ruled It
The handsome Major Augustus Parkington had found
Susie, at 17, in her parents' boarding house in Leaping
Rock, Nevada. She had fainted in his arms at the news
of her parents' death in a mine explosion. Attracted by
her simple innocence he married her and took her to
New York. Despite his moments of weakness, he loved
her throughout his life. He set her up as queen of the em–
pire of wealth and lavish splendor that he amassed with
his ruthless fists, forced society's "400" to accept her,
and took her to the gay capitals of Europe. Under his
guidance she became a woman of the world, in a gaudy,
magnificent era when mighty fortunes were forged in the
then spent on Europe's art treasures and gambled
away at roulette tables. Throughout her exciting exist·
ence with the Major and after his death, Mrs. Park·
ington found life rich and satisfying. In her descendants
she was bitterly disappointed. Janie, her great grand·
child, was the only one for whom she .had any real af·
fection. The others were only a source of worry and
annoyance. From the moment you meet her, courageous
and spirited, witty and charming, at 84, you will take
her to your heart. You will love her for her intuitive
understanding and ready sympathy, her zest for living
and her mellow common sense. You
chapter of her thrilling career. The book is a favorite
of readers and critics alike, from Coast to Coast.
you may substitute "The Valley
of Decision" instead of "Mrs. Parkington" as your regular
selection and "The Robe" instead of "A Treasury of the
Familiar" as your gift book.
THE VALLEY OF DECISION
by M"rcia Davenport
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The sensational new success by the author of Of Lena Geyer.
A magnificent novel covering 70 years of one of the most
turbulent periods of the American scene. A grand love
story, against the background of America's vast steel empire.
$2.75 a t Publishers' List Price
The book that for months has been America's best-selling
novel. A moving and thrilling story of the time of Christ,
it tells what befell the young
soldier who won the
robe of Jesus with a toss of dice at the foot !Jf the cross.