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[In Evening Star, sixteen-year-old] Nancy, a native of an island just off the state of Washington, lives a split existence. Sometimes she is merely Nancy, the pretty daughter of a hotel owner. At other times she is Evening Star, the descendant of an American Indian. Ashamed of her heritage at one moment, proud the next, Nancy fears that she will not find social acceptance. A summer guest and a tentative romance teach Nancy that it is her exotic background which gives her an added dimension of charm and distinction. A romantic story which handles its theme with discretion and sympathy.

A review of "Evening Star," in Virginia Kirkus' Service, Vol. XXVII, No. 23, December 1, 1959, p. 881.


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