Books: On Manhasset Bay

ROMANCE PRESCRIBED—Eric Hatch— Farrar & Rinehart ($1).

The story is of a spoiled and jilted young novelist of intellectual pretensions who is freshened up and made marketable and happy again by design of his sporting publisher. Jarnal Harvey, disappointed by sophisticated Frances, retires to his publisher's houseboat in Manhasset Bay. On the way he upsets his rowboat and is salvaged by beauteous Margot. They form a friendship which prospers. Puttering about the Bay, he meets eccentric Faulkner, gains mental health which he loses by returning to New York and encountering Frances, herself jilted...

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