Books: Brooklyn Best Seller

THE PURITAN STRAIN—Faith Baldwin —Farrar & Rinehart ($2).

Newest of the group of highly-paid U. S. women romancers who are perennial best sellers (Temple Bailey, Edna Ferber, Kathleen Norris, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Willa Gather) is Brooklyn's vivacious Faith Baldwin.

A smart serialist, like a good businessman, surveys the market, knows what the public wants. When Faith Baldwin had published 28 books, including a dozen best selling romances about modern business women (The Office Wife, Week-End Marriage, Self-Made Woman, White Collar Girl), she decided that her public might like to read a family saga....

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