Books: Ladies'-Book

A SEA ISLAND LADY— Francis Griswold— Morrow ($3).

The publishers of A Sea Island Lady were sufficiently confident of its future to run off four printings (11,300 copies) in advance of publication date, to set aside $3,500 for publicity, to blurb its heroine as "unforgettable." To early readers of the novel it was evident that this confidence was going to be abundantly justified, for two large reasons: 1) that the U. S. book-buying public is by large majority composed of women, and: 2) that it would be hard to imagine a book better qualified to delight that...

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