Books: Common Coin

AND LIFE GOES ON—Yield Baum— Donbleday, Dor an ($2.50).

Vicki Baum is sentimental, for which no conscientious intelligentsiac will forgive her; but she tells a good story. And unlike most of her Teutonic peers and superiors, she has a sense of humor.

Dr. Persenthein was a hard-worked doctor in a small German town. His wife Elisabeth loved him, slaved for him, but it was a long time since he had noticed her. He was wrapped up in his Idea: the prevention of all disease by the perfection...

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