Before the Sun Goes Down by Elizabeth Metzger Howard
Hardcover, 378pp, Fiction
Sun Dial Press, 1947
Condition: used, acceptable condition except for tanning of aging and edgewear and dust cover is torn and worn, name written on first page. The picture is a scan of the actual book you will receive.
Synopsis: On an August day in 1880 Dr. Dan Field returned from a long vigil over a childbirth case, leaned against a pillar of his big brick housem and gazed into the drowsy afternoon, and into his own acute awareness of the town about him. He knew every man, woman, and child in Willowspring; he had, indeed, ushered a good many of them into the world, though he himself was only forty-two. Every eligible girl had set her cap for him; all wondered why a bachelor should want such a mansion.