Books: Gregrannie

GREAT LAUGHTER—Fannie Hurst—Harper ($2.50).

In contemporary sentimental fiction, the benign character of the aged grandmother who holds the family together, counsels the young, comforts the wretched and looks out upon life's kaleidoscopic panorama with eyes dimmed but kindly, has become one of the most popular characters in stock. But in Great Laughter Fannie Hurst has created an aged grandmother who seems destined to end ail aged grandmothers in popular fiction. In comparison with her, the teetering representatives of the oldest generation in the Jalna novels of Mazo de la Roche are just so...

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