Fiction: Recent Books: Feb. 7, 1938

Bow DOWN TO WOOD AND STONE—Josephine Lawrence—Little, Brown ($2.50). The story of three female martyr complexes—a possessive mother, an old-maid office worker, a good wife—who reap the ingratitude their selfish self-sacrifice deserves; by the author of If I Have Four Apples.

MONPTI — Gabor Vaszary — Knopf ($2.50). Reminiscent of the early Knut Hamsun, the Paris romance of a poor Hungarian student and an ingenuous coquette. For its full laugh-&-cry flavor, add Chopin accompaniment.

THE FATE OF THE GROSVENOR—Jonathan Lee—Covid-Friede ($2.75). A good story, lamely told, describing the wreck in 1782 of an...

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