The Narrows, by Ann Petry. Passion and violence between black and white in an unexpected setting: respectable Connecticut (TIME, Aug. 17).
Fabian of the Yard, by Robert Fabian. A brilliant former Scotland Yardman tells about his most interesting cases (TIME Aug. 17).
Stories in the Modern Manner. A soft-cover collection of 14 hard-shelled short stories, by such highbrow authors as Alberto Moravia and Marcel Aymé. Good and reasonably clean fun (TIME, Aug. 10).
Torment, by Pérez Galdós. A Spanish classic, by a novelist who has been called Spain's Balzac; published in the U.S. for the first time (TIME, Aug. 3).
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