Books: Big Land

WINDS OF MORNING (344 pp.)—H. L. Davis—Morrow ($3.50).

"New country," says an oldtimer in Winds of Morning, "puts an edge on a man." It can put an edge on a writer too. About 15 years ago, H. L. (for Harold Lenoir) Davis marked a fictional trail through the big new country north of California and west of Idaho in a first novel, Honey in the Horn. Author Davis climbed astride the tired old cayuse of the western story, rode it through a bright panorama of the old West, and won a well-deserved Pulitzer Prize (1936). In his latest book, Davis goes for...

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