Books: Vol. IV, Marriage IV

EDGE OF TAOS DESERT—Mabel Dodge Luhan—Harcourt, Brace ($3).

Until this week Mabel Dodge Sterne Luhan had successfully concealed from most readers the fact that the three volumes of her Intimate Memories (Background, European Experiences, Movers and Shakers), most scandalous of contemporary autobiographies, were written at the urge of a moral purpose as lofty as any that ever moved a penitent at a revival meeting. Now in Edge of Taos Desert Mabel Dodge reveals how, in 1917, at Taos, N. Mex., she was converted by a ''spiritual therapy" which wiped out the effect...

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