Books: Tennessee Talk

HOMEPLACE—Maristan Chapman—Viking ($2.50).

To marry a Tennessee hill girl, one must first have a "homeplace." The $50 a 'legger gave Fayre Jones to keep quiet about dynamiting the Howard house would have sufficed to let him marry Bess Howard, only the money proved counterfeit. What could Jones do but return it? Bess moved to town, began going to "play-parties." Fayre remonstrated but could do nothing until a man to whom Jones turned out to be a brother on the left side, died, leaving a "homeplace." Then Fayre moved in with Bess for his...

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