Books: Matter of Taste

Matter of Taste

A GIRL ADORING — Viola Meynell — Dutton ($2.50). Viola Meynell borrows the delicate pastels of spring flowers to enhance the loveliness of Claire, a young girl adoring. For all her wax-figure delicacy Claire breathes, gently, and harbors surprisingly virile passions. She does not like, she adores, Laura, the sister-in-law with whom she lives, and protects her with passionate devotion from the smug mediocrity of her gentleman-farmer husband. His shortcomings are only too blatant for his sensitive sister Claire, but not for Laura, a duly admiring wife. When Claire...

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