Books: Southern Variety

SEARCH FOR A HERO (312 pp.)—Thomas Hal Phillips—Rinehart ($3).

GHOST AND FLESH (183 pp.)—William Goyen—Random House ($2.75).

THE COURTING OF SUSIE BROWN (202 pp.)—Erskine Caldwell—Duell, Sloan & Pearce ($3).

As usual, one of the leading exports of the busy South this season has been fiction. Last week there were three new books on the market, in three emphatically different styles, each with something to recommend it.

Search for a Hero, by Mississippian Thomas Hal Phillips, is the most successful. The hero, Don Meadows, is a quiet youngster who has long felt overshadowed by his football-playing...

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