Books: Wolfe Cub

THE LOST COUNTRY (599 pp.)—J. R. Salamanca—Simon & Schuster ($5).

When Hero Jim Blackstarr does any talking, he is all corn pone and hominy grits: "Look, Betty Lee, it i'n't goin' to be like this all the time. It won't be too long foah we kin git married . . ." But when Jim gets around to long thoughts about the landscape, Author Salamanca puts down these words about a summer storm: "It gets gray and cool and then the wind comes gusty from the mountains . . . and the tossing trees in the wind are like oceans with little silver...

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