Books: Fair State

STATE FAIR — Phil Stong — Century ($2.50).

Everything always happens for the worst, the philosophic storekeeper back home used to wiseacre, but the Frake family are off to Des Moines and the Iowa State Fair, and nothing better could happen than that. Abel Frake guides the rumbling truck along the moonlit country roads. Beside him, his wife Melissa straddles the box of pickles she will exhibit. Their children, Margy and Wayne, are not in such a happy state of mind. Before they left, Margy had quarreled...

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