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McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York City, New York, 1950. 262 pp.
With woodcuts by Stanley Rice
  Clearing in the Sky  
  Clearing in the Sky& Other Stories was Jesse Stuart’s fourth book of collected short stories to be issued, this time by a new publisher. In the book’s twenty stories, “There is action and plenty of it in these tales, but also there are quiet, deeper moments” (Dust jacket). The book received praise and acclaim by the book critics, including such phrases as “ballad-like stories of the hills;” “more superb tales of...mountain folk by a superb craftsman,” and a “marvelous ear for the dialect of his people” (Richardson, Jesse, 338).

The copy in the Jesse Stuart Collection includes a type-written letter (tipped in) from Jesse Stuart to Henry Lee Shattuck, dated January 12, 1952.


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