Books: Babies

A SILVER RATTLE—Sylvia Thompson— Little, Brown ($2).

It is Sylvia Thompson's ambition (in real life she is Mrs. Theodore Dunham Luling) to have six children, innumerable friends, no ugly furniture. By last week only two of the children had materialized, but her eight novels were a brood of legitimate offspring most mother-authors would be proud of. Her latest, A Silver Rattle, keeps up the high family average. As in Breakfast in Bed, Author Thompson's narrative method is centrifugal: her story is less a novel than a series of related pictures, not always in chronological...

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