Books: Bedtime Stories

THE WIND OF COMPLICATION— Susan Ertz—Appleton ($2). Once upon a time one furnished one's overnight guest with fiddlers to lull him to sleep. Now it is considered sufficient if guest-rooms contain a reachable reading-in-bed-lamp and, better than a novel, a book of short stories. The author of Madame Claire and After Noon now supplies a collection to which no hostess need hesitate to call attention before saying at the door, "Well, goodnight."

Miss Ertz will send people off to sleep (but not before they firmly decide to go) with a sense of emotional...

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