Persephone Books' 101st. title is Heat Lightning by Helen Hull. First published in 1932, this has been described as "an American treat for fans of Dorothy Whipple", and is set over a week in a Michigan town.
"Amy Norton has come back to stay with her parents and take a rest from her busy life in New York, but little does her family know that their glamorous and successful daughter is really running from a marriage that is falling apart and a life that does not make her happy. Hoping for a chance to get some peace and clarity, Amy has returned to the fold of the Westover clan, the most prominent family in this once prosperous farming community. But times have changed since she has been gone and her sprawling family is splitting at the seams ..."
"... exquisite, evocative writing, every line beautifully crafted..."
(The endpaper - and bookmark - is Memories of the Alamo, 1929, a plain weave roller-printed silk by HR Mallinson & Co.)