Books: The End of F. Jasmine Addams

THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING—Carson McCullers— Houghton Mifflin ($2.50).

In the sultry Georgia kitchen, Berenice Sadie Brown, the Negro cook, was dealing greasy cards. Berenice, an experienced woman, had had four husbands. One of her eyes was made of blue glass (husband No. 4 in a fit of temper had gouged out the original). John Henry West, who was six years old, "watched all of the cards very carefully, because he was in debt; he owed Berenice more than five million dollars." Frankie Addams, who was nearly 13, sat with her eyes closed and wondered how on earth she could convince Berenice...

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