Books: Cycle a Woman

YEARS OF GRACE — Margaret Ayer Barnes—Houghton Mifflin ($2.50). Longer than most of today's novels, Years of Grace is not quite long enough to take in its heroine's full life. Jane Ward is 14 when her story opens in the '90s, a grandmother when it ends, still hale if not as hearty as she has been. Jane is the younger daughter of a well-to-do conservative Chicago family. When she falls in love with André, 19-year-old French boy who wants to be a sculptor, her parents forbid them to see each other. Later Jane...

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