Books: Replacement

THE RECKONING—Leane Zugsmith— Smith & Haas ($2.50). As the Old Guard of U. S. novelists gradually dies or fades away without surrendering, new recruits are unostentatiously closing up gaps in the ranks. When the next dress parade is held, alert reviewers will see among the new faces that of Author Leane Zugsmith. Her fourth novel, The Reckoning, is a book of such competent maturity that it qualifies her automatically for a place in the second rank. In the regimental line her position is a little left of centre. Carolyn was a public-school teacher...

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