Fiction: Recent Books: Jul. 13, 1936

THE FEATHERLYS—Virginia Watson— Dutton ($2.50). Tepid, conscientious attempt at Virginia social history, tracing with conventional romanticism the fortunes of the Featherlys from the first tobacco-pioneer of 1618 to the interior decorator of 1928.

PEOPLE ARE FASCINATING—Sally Benson—Covici, Friede ($2.50). Less interested in flesh-&-blood humans than in their foibles, Author Benson presents reprints of 47 polite, caustic sketches, mostly on the more trivial aspects of wedlock.

STRANGE HOUSES—Cora Jarrett—Farrar & Rinehart ($2.50). A variation of the Jekyll-Hyde theme garnished with modern psychological patter, this skilful compound of horror, romance, sentiment, evolves...

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