Books: Mabel's Comeback

An unlikely habitation for ghosts is the 27-story Manhattan apartment-hotel called One Fifth Avenue. Yet last week ghosts were astir in that swank Greenwich Village tower. They had moved in with the new tenant in 24-A, a spry, 60-year-old, brown-eyed grandmother from Taos, N. M., with long greying bangs, hornrimmed glasses, a thirst for new experiences. The new tenant's name is Mabel Dodge Luhan. After a quarter century she had come back to open a new salon.

Ghosts present were the members of Mabel Dodge Luhan's famed pre-war salon at 23 Fifth Avenue,...

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