Mr. Smith, by Louis Bromfield. Author Bromfield borrows Sinclair Lewis' old gloves and goes to work on the bruised midsection of the U.S. middle class; a fairly brisk exhibition, even though a lot of the punches land soft (TIME, Aug. 27).
Stand and Deliver, by Patrick Pringle. A jingly, lighthearted history of English highwaymen (TIME, Aug. 20).
Moonfleet, by J. Meade Falkner. First U.S. publication of a turn-of-the-century English classic about smugglers, diamonds and growing boys, for people who reread Treasure Island (TIME, Aug. 13).
The Cruel Sea, by Nicholas Monsarrat. A moving novel of...