The New York Times Book Review says of Hempfield: This newest 'adventure' will take its place among the group of novels that are really American, through and through. From beginning to end this small-town chronicle is interesting. And the author writes with sympathy and charm. It is a picture of a phase of American life, a series of vivid sketches of a few American men and an American woman. Anthy is one of the realest and most lovable heroines of contemporary American fiction.