Books: To the Woods No More

THE LAURELS ARE CUT DOWN—Archie Binns—Reynal & Hitchcock ($2.50).

Contemporary novels laid in the Pacific Northwest have substituted an ironic for a sentimental meaning in calling that part of the country "The Charmed Land." In The Laurels Are Cut Down, Author Binns attempts for the first time, in telling the story of two brothers who grew up on Puget Sound at the Century's turn, to trace the rise of that disillusionment. Readers who found his Lightship a talented and dramatic performance will not be disappointed in Archie Binns's second novel, may think it...