The Golden Journey Author:Agnes Sligh Turnbull Agnes Sligh Turnbull was born in New Alexandria, Pennsylvania, which she describes as an "old town with a quiet dignified history, and a beautiful countryside." She began writing when very young and her work has enjoyed a tremendous popularity. Her first novel, The Rolling Years, has had more than twenty reprintings. Thi... more »s success was followed by Remember the End and The Day Must Dawn, and Mrs. Turnbull's two most recent best-sellers have added to her impressive record. The Bishop's Mantle, which was published in 1947, and The Gown of Glory, published in 1952, have together sold more than a million and a half copies, including book-club distribution.
Mrs. Turnbull is shown above in the garden of her Maplewood, New Jersey, home.
For all the millions who read The bishop's Mantle and The Gown of Glory this new novel by Agnes Sligh Turnbull will be pure delight. the setting of the story is a large industrial city in the East, and more particularly the elegant Kirkland home, standing in one of its most favored sections. The cast of characters seems at first to be dominated by the enigmatic figure of James Kirkland, recognized as a man of financial power but unknown to most as the state's political king-maker.
Paul Devereux, a brilliant young lawyer and an eloquent and persuasive speaker, becomes a frequent visitor at the Kirkland house and is offered an amazing opportunity in politics by his host -- a chance far beyond his years and experience.
As the center of the dramatic events that follow and of the beautiful love story that runs throughout the novel is Anne, Kirkland's only daughter- one of the most alluring young heroines in modern fiction. For each the journey has its mirages, its changes of direction.
Each of these is on a journey of self-discovery. What happens to them and to those whose lives cross theirs makes a story of compelling interest that speaks to the heart.
The time is the present; but for the reader there is an even greater immediacy, for the book presents challenging problems of our own day. Mrs. Turnbull writes with the magic of the born storyteller who has a timely and deeply felt theme.