Reading the winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Monday, June 2, 2008
The Able McLaughlins by Margaret Wilson, 1924
The McLaughlins are a large, Scottish immigrant farming family in Iowa. Wully, recently home from the Civil War, falls in love with Chirstie who is pregnant with another man's child. The "scandalous" plot is not particularly compelling and there is an anti-climactic portion that drags without satisfactory resolution which may explain why no movie came from it. An easy read but one of the more forgettable Pulitzers, sorry to say.