Books: Alabama Brothers

THE TALLONS—William March—Ran-dom House ($2.50).

At the edge of the little Alabama sawmill town of Hodgetown. Jim and Andrew Tallon grew up in a situation that was set like a time-bomb for some future explosion. Andrew was a powerful, slow-minded, poetic young man who had been laughed at throughout his boyhood because of his harelip and crippled speech. Jim was a wiry, passionate young mill-hand who had defended Andrew all his life. When innocent, Georgia-born Myrtle Bickerstaff came to town and was paired with Andrew at a church social, won his pathetic devotion and...

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