Books: Fiction: Dec. 20, 1926


PREFACE TO A LIFE—Zona Gale— Appleton ($2). What is to become of a small-town Wisconsin man who, having escaped once into the great world, visits home and is trapped there for the rest of his life by a childhood sweetheart and a deathbed promise to his epileptic father? Miss Gale's answer: his suppressions may drive him insane—that is, up or down the scale of sanity—especially if, having succumbed hastily to the sweetheart, he falls in love with a woman of the world when it is just...

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