Books: Virginia Creepers

RAIN ON THE MOUNTAIN—Green Peyton—Little, Brown ($2). Critics who cocked their ears at Author Peyton's (Green Peyton Wertenbaker) Black Cabin (TIME, Jan. 2, 1933) will keep them cocked at Rain on the Mountain but will not yet give tongue. Like his first novel, Rain on the Mountain is a minor-keyed story about Charlottesville. Va. girls and boys. It too has rainbow overtones that lift it from provincialism, promise a pot of gold over the hill, or at least fairer weather. Hunter Armistead and Cabell Blake have been schoolfellows and are still cronies, in spite of Cabell's Byronic pose that...

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