Fiction: Recent Books: Mar. 22, 1937

CENTRAL STANDARD TIME — Harlan Hatcher'—Farrar & Rinehart ($2.50).

Wisecrackly tale, told in a peculiar adaptation of the football chalktalk, presenting an Ohio manufacturing family as the profit-and-lost generation of 1934.

VERY HEAVEN — Richard Aldington— Doubleday, Doran ($2.50). Portrait of a savagely embittered young man whose family's bankruptcy, forcing him to leave college, sets him to discovering the world's bankruptcy generally, England's particularly. Intent on vigorous effect, Author Aldington's hand now and then unfortunately goes straight through the canvas.

SPANISH PRELUDE — Jenny Ballou— Houghton Mifflin ($2.50). Sensitive, multi-charactered story portraying the...

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