Fiction: Recent Books: Oct. 19, 1936

Fiction WARD EIGHT—Joseph F. Dinneen— Harper ($2.) Story of the rise, reign and death of an Irish political boss in Boston, written in a jerky, staccato style. The author is a Boston newspaperman who is now being threatened with suit for libel by Massachusetts' Governor James M. Curley.

KING COLE—W. R. Burnett—Harper ($2.50). Fast-moving melodrama revolving around six pre-election days in an Ohio State campaign, with a central character a liberal Governor who turns into a demagog and Red-baiter to keep his post.

THE STONES AWAKE—Carleton Beals— Lippincott ($2.50). The long, descriptive, awkwardly-written chronicle...

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