Books: Notebook on Life

CLAUDE—Genevieve Fauconnier—Mac-, millan ($2.50).

When a French author is looking for a thoroughly sombre background he is apt to pick that part of France—better known as the provinces—which is not Paris. Claude starts off with as much gloomy naturalism as the drabbest of them, and for the first 50 pages a normally cheerful reader may turn up his coat collar, wish it would stop raining. But if he perseveres beyond this chilling introduction he will soon feel such warming rays as will make his coat unnecessary. By book's end he will have been acclimatized...

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