Books: RECENT & READABLE, Apr. 30, 1951

Hangsamcm, by Shirley Jackson. An eerie story of a young girl's descent into schizophrenia (TIME, April 23).

The Miraculous Barber, by Marcel Ayme. A dry and mocking satire of French life on the eve of World War II by one of the best contemporary French novelists (TIME, April 23).

The Morning Watch, by James Agee. Good Friday's overwhelming effect on a twelve-year-old (TIME, April 23).

A King's Story. The memoirs of the Duke of Windsor (TIME, April 16).

The Caine Mutiny, by Herman Wouk. The saga of a minesweeper with a misfit skipper and level-headed juniors;...

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