Books: Klieg Flowers

THE DARK WOOD (303 pp.)—Christine Weston—Scribner ($2.75).

Christine Weston was born & bred in what the Literary Guild—which has made her new novel its September selection—calls "Gandhi's country" (India), where her French father was an indigo planter. In 1923 she married an American, came to live in Warren G. Harding's country. Twenty years after, Indigo (TIME, Nov. 15, 1943), her fourth novel, brought Author Weston a degree of prestige and profit.

The Dark Wood, which ran as a serial in the Ladies Home Journal, will bring her a lot more profit, but little prestige. The Literary Guild and Publisher Scribner have made a...

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