Books: Bruff Stuff

CIDER FROM EDEN (331 pp.)—Nancy Bruff—Duff on ($2.75).

Sultry, sensuous Chloe Delaplain, 18, flew into a rage. "Obscene—obscene picador," she screamed that day in 1875, in a voice that shook the Delaplain brownstone mansion in Brooklyn, N. Y. Selfish sister Ellen, 22, paid no heed, hummed tralala, wrinkled her "grotesque and powerful" nose, turned to give a gracious welcome to Homer Henshaw, a Harvard man. There was nothing left for Chloe" to do but to walk in the family garden. Almost before she knew it, handsome Gerrit Van Fleet was "grinding his blonde mustache...

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