Books: Book Notes

THE SUNDOWNERS—Ward Dorrance —Scrlbner ($2.50).

Where the Rivers Meet (1939) established Ward Dorrance as a leisurely, competent novelist of the Missouri country where he was born. This book is just as leisurely. At the end of Noel Deslauriers' long, reflective childhood, his mother and grandmother were killed by a tornado. Noel's grandfather took for his second wife a coarse, managing woman who turned Noel off the farm. Bravely, Noel tried to make himself into a St. Louis businessman, realized at last that it was no use, returned to the land. Ostensibly the story of...

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