Disturber of the Peace, by William Manchester. A brisk if not fully penetrating biography of H. L. Mencken; best when it lets Mencken himself do the talking (TIME, Jan. 8).
Concluding, by Henry Green. Goings-on at a girls' school in England; examined with grace and wit by one of England's most talented novelists (TIME, Jan. 1).
Family Reunion, by Ogden Nash. A choice helping from Nash's whole output of shrewd, zany verse on the domestic trials and joys of white-collar citizens (TIME, Jan. 1).
The Thirteen Clocks, by James Thurber. A thoroughly satisfying fairy...