Books: Promise

TRIO — Dorothy Baker — Houghton Mifflin ($2.50).

Fitted together with workmanlike precision, this novel runs its 234 pages with far more intelligence and subtlety than the average. It is a story of three people:

> Pauline Maury, a French professor at a Western University, petite, immaculate, poised, a hardheaded, practical woman who lives in a svelte, modern household with abstract paintings on the walls, Filipino servants and her works on French literature.

> Janet Logan, a sad, sensitive young woman who has been intellectually babied until her 23 years have been reduced to adolescence, and who, at the time the story opens,...

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