Books: Sea Yarn

LONG PENNANT—Oliver La Farge— Houghton Mifflin ($2.50). Author La Farge is making the most of his map. His 1929 Pulitzer Prize novel (Laughing Boy) was laid in the U. S. Southwest; Sparks Fly Upward took Central America for its scene; in Long Pennant he follows the fortunes of Rhode Island privateers of 1812 coming home from a long cruise. Readers who like their melodrama with a dash of historicity, a seasoning of salty nautical gab, should enjoy Author La Farge's latest. The armed brig Glimpse, Jonas Dodge, Master, was three years out of...

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