1956; William Morrow & Company publishers, New York; hardbound in light blue boards with black lettering on spine; very good condition with unmarked pages and deckled-cut page style; dust jacket has minor edge issues - see pics (not bad).
Chin Island had been a wild three miles of rock and forest when it was first settled. Now 75 years later, the families who lived there were a proud American jumble of Scots, Italians, Portuguese and Greeks, Chiefly fishermen and farmers.
It was Christmas time when the feud began. Elbridge gilman, who had unwittingly helped to start it, was a calm, kindly man with a deep love for the island and a deeper love for his wife and children. He did what he could to stop the feud from spreading. So at first did Liseo MacGimsey, his quick tempered partner in the fish warf. But there were others like Stell, the sharp tongued post-mistress who fanned the flame until it threatened to engulf the entire island...