This stern, uncompromising picture of some phases of pioneer farm life in a rather forbidding rebion of the Middle West is a piece of artistry none the less meritorious because presented in sombre colors. --The New York Times
A story hundreds of married men and women will recognize. And yet no one has ever told it before. No other American has ever had the courage. It is too stark--too ruthless--too mercilessly shorn of stentimentality. No one person could have told it! Only a man and a woman together could have probed so deep into life and seen it so completely.