Books: Hurst Papers

FIVE AND TEN—Fannie Hurst—Harper's ($2.50).

Author Hurst's latest contribution to the heterogeneous U. S. saga has to do mainly with a family of Raricks upon whom life brings many blessings in the shape of a chain of 5¢ & 10¢ stores. Little weazened Father Rarick acquires the happy faculty of buying hairnets and celluloid balls low and selling them higher builds a 79-story monument to himself, misunderstands his family. His pampered, poetical son, Avery, commits suicide at college because, "it was too much." Mother Rarick bitterly tries to suck romance out...

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