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. Following is a list of the outstanding-ing books of 1936:
ABSALOM, ABSALOM!William FaulknerRandom House ($2.50).
A TIME TO REMEMBERLeane ZugsmithRandom House ($2).
THE BELLS OF BASELLouis Aragon Harcourt, Brace ($2.50).
A WORLD I NEVER MADEJames T. FarrellVanguard ($2.50).
THE BIG MONEYJohn Dos Passos Harcourt, Brace ($2.50).
BITTER VICTORYLouis GuillouxMcBride ($2.50).