Tales from Northland.
A review from The Contemporary Review, Vol. 81 : “The God of His Fathers ” is a sheaf of cleverly-written short stories of life in the Klondyke. I do not remember having seen the author’s name before on a title-page, and if this is his first book, it is certainly a very promising performance. Mr. London knows how to create “atmosphere.” He does not tell us about people in the Klondyke; he takes us there to see them for ourselves, living their life in a land of ice and snow and gold. Here and there one is a little reminded of Bret Harte. I can imagine a critic of the expansive school, with an eye for a striking label, calling Mr. London “the Bret Harte of the Klon”dyke.” But without going so far as that, I can recommend his book as something well out of the ruck.