Books: Recent & Readable, Nov. 6, 1950

Back, by Henry Green. A slim but engaging story of an English war veteran who learns that shell shock, a metal leg and the death of his old flame don't mean the end of life after all (TIME, Oct. 30).

LIFE'S Picture History of World War II. A vivid assembly of World War II's actions, scenes and faces (TIME, Oct. 23).

A Fearful Joy, by Joyce Cary. The life & times of Tabitha Baskett; a new novel by an Englishman who writes in the old meat-and-marrow tradition of English fiction (TIME, Oct. 16).

Blandings' Way, by Eric Hodgins. The faintly sad story of what...