Fiction: Recent Books: May 16, 1938

IN PRAISE OF LIFE—Walter Schoenstedt —Farrar & Rinehart ($2.50). Story of what it was like to be young in post-War Germany, by a 29-year-old exile who well remembers his half-starved childhood, and how the Nazis rose to power.

IN THE FINE SUMMER WEATHER — Catherine Whitcomb — Random House ($2). Warm, summery novel covering a warm summer day in a New Hampshire resort, by the author of The Grown-Ups. Although her grown-ups are a little too neat to be plausible. Author Whitcomb's children are shrewd, engaging, unsentimental.

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