Fiction: Recent Books: Apr. 18, 1938

THREE WOMEN—Hazel Hawthorne— Button ($2.50). Although the author strains coincidence to interweave her characters—three girls who are respectively intellectual, conventional and wild —and bears down over-heavily on stream-of-consciousness technique, she writes with considerable realism and sensitivity, particularly succeeds in evoking the neurotic repercussions of the Civil War.

THE DAUGHTER — Bessie Breuer — Simon & Schuster ($2.50). In Memory of Love Author Breuer wrote brashly but not brilliantly about a love affair from the male viewpoint. This time, no less candidly but with more social intent, she describes the painful affair (shared...

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