Books: Ham to Spam

MORNING JOURNEY (345 pp.)—James Hilton—Little, Brown ($3).

"He had been left money and a job by his father, a Wall Street man of the old school, while his mother had contributed good looks and . . . innate good tastes in the arts. Education at Groton and Harvard had followed, after which there had been years of hard work. In 1920, aged 36, he had married a New Hampshire girl who loved horses and dogs ... so he had bought some land in Connecticut and there they had spent much of each year . ....

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