Books: Easy Reading

THE BIG SHOW—McCready Huston—Scribner ($2). With the edge of his desire for adventurous living dulled by environment, Branch Diversey found himself, at the outset of the War, an onlooker at life. Brought up by an overcareful mother, he had not followed his gay and reckless stepfather into the professional life of the circus. Instead he had made himself a rich lawyer by marrying the daughter of a political boss. Unsatisfied in his desire to live thoroughly and without compromise, he leaves his wife and goes to another...

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