About the further fortunes of the Vale family . . .
The Vales belonged to the socially exclusive and affluent Boston elite around 1930. A fortunate elite that debuted their daughters at magnificent balls and took for granted that their sons would go to Harvard. In 1930, when the U.S. population numbered 122 million, the privileged few could sail through life without facing the overcrowding we see today.
Olive Higgins Prouty wrote five novels about the Vale clan:
Let’s go in and enter their world . . .