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Finally, a return to 'Peyton Place'

Vilified during life, author is celebrated 50 years after book's publication

By Sarah Schweitzer
Globe Staff / April 8, 2007

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In the age of bobby socks and Eisenhower, upstanding citizens dared not sing the praises of Grace Metalious. The New Hampshire native, conventional wisdom held, had disgraced New England with the 1956 publication of her novel "Peyton Place" and its unbottled, unbuttoned portrait of life in a small town. (Full article: 1158 words)

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