Blizzard Author:Phil Stong Celia found life pretty unexciting around Grandfather Jim Mercer's Iowa farm. That's why she could hardly wait to leave for New York, where she hoped to become a concert pianist. — It was no ordinary run-of-the-barometer blizzard. It was an icy, howling one, with snow "coming down in chunks." The electricity went off and the Mercer household foun... more »d itself cut off from the outside world.
As if the storm itself weren't bad enough, Jim, Celia, their elderly housekeeper, Annabelle, and Smokey, their hired man, were soon besieged by an odd lot of characters driven in by the storm. Among these "guests" were an irascible neighbor, Abe Jamieson, and his son, who was just back from Korea; State Senator Rut Cameron, ex-veterinarian, who had his eye on Washington; his spoiled daughter, Tilly; and a good-looking young newspaperman, Dude, who was handling the Senator's campaign and trying to handle Tilly.
Crowd characters like this together and things are bound to happen. And they do, too, with excitement and interest mounting on every page. Here is a gay and witty novel, designed for sheer entertainment and full of the exuberance that marks the best of Phil Stong's writing.« less