FICTION: Recent & Readable, Mar. 5, 1945

TWO SOLITUDES—Hugh MacLennan—Duell, Sloan & Peorce ($3).

Tallard discovers the power of the village priest and French Canadian prejudices during World War I. Twenty-eight years later his son faces the same problems more successfully. Longish but excellent picture of French Canadian life.

THE TROUBLED MIDNIGHT— John Gunther—Harper ($2.50).

Fast, fluent, implausible yarn of amorous and political intrigue inside Turkey, featuring an American girl with a past, a British intelligence agent, a Nazi provocateur, a Hungarian harlot, and the Lend-Lease Administration.

THE PRIVATE ADVENTURE OF CAPTAIN SHAW— Edith Shay and Katharine Smith—Houghton Mifftin...

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