Books: Atlantic Wife

LAND BELOW THE WIND—Agnes Newton Keith—Little, Brown ($3).

For years one of the more appetizing types of reading, for devotees of the Atlantic Monthly, has been the account, by one gently bred, out-of-the-way wife after another, of what life is like in the centre of the Dust Bowl, on the borders of Manchuria and in any environment whose loneliness, distance or oddity few Atlantic readers were likely, in the flesh, to attain. It was therefore not surprising that the book to win, over 600-odd contenders, the Atlantic's $5,000 non-fiction contest for 1939, should be...

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