Fiction: Recent Books: Mar. 14, 1938

FATHERLAND FAREWELL!—Gosta Larsson — Harcourt, Brace ($2.50). Solid novel about Swedish working-class life before the War, centring on the great emigration to the U. S. Its well-studied hero is an ambitious young engineer who struggles against his lower-class destiny, tries unsuccessfully to escape it.

NOBODY'S IN TOWN—Edna Ferber— Doubleday, Doran ($2). Two novelettes— one about a Midwesterner married to a New York socialite, the other about rich New Yorkers who complain bitterly of the hardships of a Pullman trip over the route taken by their pioneer ancestor—demonstrating, with Ferber dummies and sound...

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