1943 1st edition "First Printing" stated; The Macmillan Company publishers, New York; hardbound in red cloth boards; quite good condition with unmarked pages; no dust jacket provided.
Chapter 1 -
"After her husband's death her life stretched so plain behind her, its curve so definite a scar across the Arkansas earth, that she forgot the uncertainty and hesitancy with which each inch of the furrow had been made. A sequence was there - marriage, children, her husband's death and where a sequence existed, she was certain that a pattern existed also.
All day as she drove through the streets of Pine Bluff, to run an errand to the thread counter of Froug's, to the Piggly-Wiggly..."