The Morning is Near Us Author:Susan Glaspell After several years of silence, Susan Glaspell has again come forward with a powerful and unusual story. It tells of a woman struggling to understand her true place in the world. Successful realization of the position comes after a conflict with the conventinal emotions regarding a strange love affair which involved her mother. — Generally consid... more »ered as one of America's most gifted novelists, it is something of a literary event to find Miss Glaspell once more in the lists, and in this rich story she has drawn a character as tender and lovable as you can hope to find the the world of fiction. Lydia Chippman comes home from the far places of the globe to recapture for her two adopted children the peace and gentleness of the small American community she had left years before.
Though Koula and Diego, the little Greek girl and Mexican boy she has adopted, find joy and a new contentment there, Lydia feels that a cloud of sinister unquiet hangs over her, recalling the strangeness of her earlier relationship with her beautiful mother, around whom there is an aura of mystery.
The Morning is Near Us is an unusually satisfying novel that takes the reader into the center of a human heart seeking an understanding of itself.« less