Books: Books of the Week

THE TRAGEDY OF TOLSTOY—Countess Alexandra Tolstoy—Yale University Press ($3). Tolstoy's daughter (whom the Press lately rediscovered on her farm in Pennsylvania—TIME, Feb. 20) gives her version (more sympathetic than her mother's) of the late great Russian's last years.

THE FIRST LOVER—Kay Boyle— Smith & Haas ($2). Fourteen short stories.

LOSE WITH A SMILE—Ring Lardner—Scribner ($1.50). More letters of a rookie ballplayer by the one & only Ringgold Wilmer Lardner.

OUTSIDE EDEN—J. C. Squire— Knopf ($2.40). Eleven stories by the London Mercury's editor.

BANANA BOTTOM—Claude McKay —Harper ($2.50). Novel of Jamaica Negroes by one of...

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