Books: Wisconsin Zephyr

PAPA LA FLEUR—Zona Gale—Appleton ($1.50).

Belying her name, Zona Gale's literary position is not in stormy latitudes but among calm inland waters. Wiser than her generation, she has taken not the whole U. S. to be her province but only her own small town of Portage, Wis. There, like Candide, she cultivates her literary garden, is content with small, home-grown blooms. Older and gentler than when she wrote Miss Lulu Bett, she still likes to tell a long story briefly, intensively, in quiet words.

Papa La Fleur, an old man, descendant of French...

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