Books: Short Notices: Mar. 4, 1966

THAT SUMMER by Allen Drury. 293 pages. Coward-McCann. $4.95.

It seemed obvious from the U.S. Senate press gallery back in 1959 that those 100-odd characters milling about and orating down below were just searching for some author to package them up in a novel. So Newsman Allen Drury wrote Advise and Consent. Of course there was a sequel—A Shade of Difference—but now the troubles have started for Novelist Drury; he has begun to write about ordinary people. They are the nice upper-middle-class inhabitants of Greenmont, Calif., a summer colony 6,000 feet up in the...

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