When Dr. June Melquist arrives in the small town of Shelby to conduct a sociological survey, the editor of the newspaper, Matt Stanley, introduces her to the town. As the doctor struggles with her survey and Matt wrestles with his conscience, a portrait is drawn of the town and its population of dreamers, eccentrics and gossips.
City and town life -- Fiction.
Mitchell, W. O. (William Ormond), 1914-1998.
Newspaper editors -- Fiction.
Humorous fiction, Canadian.