Fiction: Recent Books: Nov. 8, 1937

THE LONG WAY HOME—Sylvia Chatfield Bates — Harcourt, Brace ($2.50). Lengthy odyssey of a beautiful upState New York old maid, whose luck, thanks to a pioneer inheritance of pagan stamina, turns into an old maid's dream when she is 42.

BROTHER PETROC'S RETURN—S. M. C. —Little, Brown ($1.75). In this primly anonymous novel, a 15th Century Cornwall monk, entranced four centuries, comes back to a life of childish bewilderment.

THE MERRY, MERRY MAIDENS—Helen Grace Carlisle—Harcourt, Brace ($2.50). An ordinary novel about six ordinary maidens, taking them unmerrily from innocent girls-club days through to...

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