Books: Father's Return

MR. HOBBS' VACATION (248 pp.)—Edward Streeter—Harper ($3).

The Father of the Bride is back again.

He has a new name, is a little older and more tired, but his family status is unchanged. Mother runs the house. Daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren enjoy it. And father pays the bills.

Father's name this time is Mr. Hobbs. Edward (Dere Mabel) Streeter, the vice president of the Bank of New York who fathered Father in his spare time, now puts that vestigial American male through his paces during a vacation. The summer house, on an island off New...

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