Christmas is house-cleaning time for booksellers. The publishers remit their flood of new titles while shelves are cleared, ledgers audited for the new year. Readers may now reconsider the past year's output, check what they have read, what they have missed, what they might give as presents. Following is a list designed to be helpful:
ACT OF DARKNESSJohn Peale BishopScribner ($2.50).
ALL THE YOUNG MENOliver La FargeHoughton Mifflin ($2.50).
ANOTHER CAESARAlfred Neumann Knopf ($3).
BUTTERFIELD 8John O'HaraHarcourt, Brace ($2.50).
CHANCE HAS A WHIPRaymond HoldenScribner ($2.50).
CLAUDIUS THE GOD AND HIS WIFE MESSALINARobert GravesSmith...