Fiction: Recent Books: Aug. 12, 1935

LUCY GAYHEART—Willa Cather— Knopf ($2). The story of a small-town musician who fell in love with a famed singer; a weepy book in which five of the important characters die like flies in the last few chapters.

THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY?— Horace McCoy—Simon & Schuster ($2).

The nightmare of a marathon dance, with the central character a girl who begs to be killed, until at last her partner obliges her.

Non-Fiction

AMERICA FACES THE BARRICADES—John L. Spivak—Covici, Friede ($2.50). Misleadingly titled collection of sober reports on conditions and states of mind among...

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