Books: Love Preferred

THE GOOD HOPE—Henry Sydnor Harrison—Houghton Mifflin ($2).

This posthumous story by the late Henry Sydnor Harrison is more of a sermon than a novelet, may possibly help lift you to a state of grace if you are still bemoaning stockmarket losses. Author Harrison wrote so cheerfully you may like it anyway.

Typical young Bank Clerk Lawrence Renney thought he was conservative, for months kept himself from climbing aboard the late great bandwagon boom in stocks. But when he succumbed at last, everything went his way. Starting with $42,000, his paper wealth amounted to...

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