Books: ALERT READERS

—are not permitting the season to slip by without having read or planned to read books designated by the best current criticism as:

Light and Pleasant

The Torrents of Spring—Ernest Hemingway ($1.50).

The "Chicago school" of fictionists richly parodied.

0 Genteel Lady!—Esther Forbes ($2). A charming, witty, philosophical comedy of mid-Bostonian manners.

The Splendid Shilling — Idwal Jones ($2). A Welsh-gypsy lad roams California goldfields.

Count Bruga—Ben Hecht ($2). Grimy but exuberant.

Topper — Thome Smith ( $2). Suburban humor of a high order. The facilities of TIME'S book department are at its readers' disposal.

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