Books: Swedish Bread

OUR DAILY BREAD—Gosta Larsson— Vanguard ($2.50).

Swede Gosta Larsson has been living in the U. S. long enough (eleven years) to 'write his first novel in English and to announce it as the first volume of a trilogy. Gentler in tone than most proletarian novels (perhaps because its scene is patient Sweden), it hints at a rougher sequel. To many a reader who likes highly-seasoned stories, Our Daily Bread will seem insipid fare, but for those who can do without salt it will provide an honest mouthful.

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