Books: Report on Utopia

ANGEL IN THE FOREST — Marguer/'re Young—Reynal & Hitchcock ($3).

On the banks of the Wabash, some 30 miles from Evansville, Indiana, stands New Harmony, an ordinary, none too sprightly town of 1,400 souls, approached by a creaking ferry and boasting a 5-&-io/ store, a saloon or two, and a movie theater. There, some time between 1815 and 1824, an angel descended to the green earth. Many later saw the angel's footprint, embedded in a slab of stone; but only one man, a six-foot patriarch with snowy beard and flowing white locks, saw the angel himself. The lone wit ness was Father...