Ex-library with usual markings plus back fep torn out. Slightly shelf-cocked, corners bumped, back paste down torn from text block but board still attached. Jacket in protective wraps with minor edge wear, chipping and some darkening. Pages clean and unmarked with chapter titles in color. An attractive copy. ; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall;
"''Rest and Be Thankful' is the name given to a green island, sheltering between the forks of Crazy Creek, high in the Wyoming hills. Here, in pioneer days wagon trains coming over the Stoneyway Trail halted before they continued westward. Here, in the early summer of 1948, came two friends.
" Mrs. Margaret Peel and Miss Sarah Bly had traveled a long way from France, longer still from the salons of prewar Paris. But, via New York, they brought with them their habit of fostering young literary hopefuls. So, having tumbled upon their island in Wyoming, they wanted to share it. The story lies in the varied reactions of the Easterners when they are confronted not only by the scenic grandeurs of the West but by the genial frankness of their neighbors, the owner and cowboys of Flying Tail Ranch.
" For Margaret Peel, Rest and Be Thankful is the place where it no longer seems important to hide one's past. For Sarah - soon Sally - Bly, it means freedom to love and live again. And for Jim Brent, who had owned the island as well as the ranch, the coming of the strangers meant no rest for a cowboy, certainly, but great cause for thankfulness in the end. "