Books: Recent & Readable, Nov. 13, 1944

Fiction ACCOUNT RENDERED — Brittain— Britfain —Macmillian ($3).

Francis Keynsham Halkin, young musical prodigy, is so sickened by the horrors of World War I that he afterwards "blacks out" in moments of great emotional strain. When the German bombers come over in 1940, his breakdown has tragic results. This is the story of his penance and redemption. Though slow-paced and often superficial, it should nonetheless be enjoyed by readers who liked the poignancy of James Hilton's Random Harvest.

BRIDGE TO BROOKLYN—Albert E. Idell —Holt ($2.75).

A continuation of Centennial Summer and the adventures of...

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