Books: Whiz, Bang, Sputter

UNKIND STAR—Nancy Hoyt— Knopf ($2.50). Two girls were born on the same night, under the same star, to life on erratic earth. Lilias Rabenstein was the daughter of an ambassador whose wife, the most charming lady of Europe, was intimate with the American mother of Cintra Amory. The two girls, growing up together in the flowery atmosphere of pre-War Europe, grew up differently. Lilias, a remote and nervous comet, began her life by being engaged to Franz Czarany who later veered through an Italian milky way to exert an astral influence on Cintra. She,...

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