Books: The Whelping of Jalna

THE WHITEOAK BROTHERS (307 pp.)—Mozo de la Roche — Atlantic-Little, Brown ($3.75).

The year 1927 is recorded in literary history as the year of Sinclair Lewis' Elmer Gantry. Thomas Mann's Magic Mountain and Willa Gather's Death Comes for the Archbishop, among other notable books, but for fans of Mazo de la Roche, the real importance of 1927 is that it saw the first of her Jalna novels. Now, 15 Jalna novels later, Author de la Roche has produced another volume in her indefatigable chronicle of the Whiteoak family of Ontario.

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